How can I find out if a work of art is currently on view?
- Search the Museum’s Collections Database (www.metmuseum.org; mouse over the Collections tab and click on Seach the Collections.). If the object is currently on view, it will say so beneath the description of the work, along with the gallery location which links to a map.
- When visiting the Museum, check at the Information Desk in the Great Hall. Provide the Visitor Services representative with as much information as possible, including artist, title, nationality, type of object and approximate date.
- Call the Visitor Services Desk with the information about the work listed above at (212) 570-3791.
- Visit the Watson or Nolen Library in the Museum and ask the reference librarian.
Please be aware that many Museum objects are in storage or on loan to other institutions and are therefore not on view.