Located in the Met’s south lobby, the Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met hosts works by some of the contemporary art world’s most innovative and provocative figures. Conceived by General Manager Peter Gelb and Dodie Kazanjian, the founding director and curator, the venue continues and reaffirms the Met’s long history of groundbreaking relationships with major visual artists—such as Chagall and Hockney—while fostering new opportunities for collaboration. Admission to the Schwartz Gallery Met is free to ticket holders and to the general public.

A gift from Marie Schwartz, an Advisory Director on the Met Board, made this initiative possible in 2006, and in recognition the Met named the gallery for her and her late husband, Arnold.


Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm, and 6pm through last intermission.
Saturday: Noon through last intermission
Sunday: 11am-4pm

Admission is free.


50 Years at Lincoln Center

Celebrating the Met’s 50th anniversary in its current home, the company is also presenting The New Met, a pair of exhibitions in Founders Hall that pay tribute to the nine new productions of the inaugural 1966–67 season and the architecture and construction of the new house. Founders Hall is located on the lower level of the lobby and open Monday–Friday from 10am to 2pm and during performances. Admission is free.

Explore Gallery Met

Past Gallery Met Exhibitions
Gallery Met Exhibitions

View past exhibitions from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met.

Gallery Met Shorts
Gallery Met Shorts

The Met’s visual arts program also includes a series of short films tied to Live in HD presentations.

Gallery Met Banners
Gallery Met Banners

Discover original banner works by contemporary artists connected to past productions and designed for the Met's façade.