40 outstanding highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recently released collection of 400,000 high-resolution digital images. On 16 May 2014, Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that more than 400,000 images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis... Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.” You can view the entire collection online here...The volume and quality of work made available will benefit all with an Internet connection for generations to come. Take a virtual tour through some of the most incredible artwork in history by visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art online.
The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak – Albert Bierstadt, 1863Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art