Since its founding in 1870, the mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality. With over two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of culture, the Metropolitan presents the best of human creativity from across the globe. From the splendors of ancient Egypt, to the spectacular New American Wing, to inspiring treasures from the Greek and Roman world, to the Met's beloved Impressionist paintings, a world of great art awaits you at New York City's most-visited attraction. Each year a number of special exhibitions and a robust schedule of educational events allow for in-depth exploration of these varied time periods and cultures.
Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
Johannes Vermeer, 17th c., oil on canvas,
Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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