Tourism Update from The Met

Dear Tourism Partners,

We invite you to welcome spring at The Met and experience the newness of the season through art. One sign of resilience and renewal can be found on the Museum’s historic exterior, which has been newly activated by four commanding yet playful sculptures.

The Facade Commission: Carol Bove, The séances aren’t helping marks The Met’s second sculpture installation along Fifth Avenue. Comprised of sandblasted stainless-steel tubes and five-foot-wide aluminum disks, these 4,000-pound works—produced in the artist’s Brooklyn studio—reflect the changing light throughout the day, beckoning to visitors at all hours. 

In the galleries, Alice Neel: People Come First is now on view. The exhibition positions Neel as one of the 20th century’s most radical painters and a champion of social justice whose commitment to humanist principles inspired her life as well as her art. Featured are dozens of Neel’s most striking portraits from the 1920s to the 1980s, when she captured New York City and its people, activism, chaos, and beauty.

Goya’s Graphic Imagination, on view through May 2, continues to be a visitor favorite. During his remarkable career, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes produced some 900 drawings and 300 prints through which he responded to the turbulent social and political changes of 18th-century life and revealed his dreams, nightmares, and visions.

In celebration of the Goya exhibition, The Eatery—the Museum’s vibrant culinary marketplace—is offering timeless Spanish dishes through April 26. Sip classic sangria and other Spanish-inspired cocktails as you savor traditional tapas-style plates, including croquetas, bocadillos, and paella. Visit our Food and Drink page for dining hours, locations, and more information. 

Looking ahead, The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden reopens April 16 with As Long as the Sun Lasts by Philadelphia-based artist Alex Da Corte. With this commission, Da Corte has created a work of art that meets the present moment and its challenges with the promise of optimism. Located high atop Central Park, the Cantor Roof Garden boasts an open-air setting with spectacular views of the city skyline.

We hope you plan to visit The Met in person soon. In the meantime, the rich content on our website or a virtual group tour can offer deeper engagement with our exhibitions and the collection and provide an enlightening addition to your day. 

All the best, 

Jennifer Oetting
Senior Manager, Marketing