Metropolitan Museum of Art


The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York City, or the Met, as it is fondly known, is one of the premier museums in America. Its collections are extensive and their web site is excellent.

Japanese Art Here are 332 artworks on display from the museum's Japanese collection of more than 22,000 objects. They range in date from the second millennium B.C. to the early twentieth century. You'll enjoy artworks that include paintings, prints, calligraphy, sculptures, metalwork, ceramics, lacquers, works of decorative art, and textiles.

There are many other great features on the Met's web site:

  1. Timeline The Timeline of Art History is searchable by time period or by a world map. This is a site rich with images and historical background on art. It begins with the earliest images in Africa from 80,000 BC through the Renaissance in Europe and across the world. New materials are being added all the time. There are links to external sites around the world for more information about highlighted images. This includes Western and Non-Western Art.

  2. Essays on Asian Topics Browse and find a topic that interests you. Each one is fully illustrated with links to information about the specific artwork.


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