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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 5,000 years of art

Timeline of Art History:


The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. The Museum's curatorial, conservation, and education staff—the largest team of art experts anywhere in the world—research and write the Timeline, which is an invaluable reference and research tool for students, educators, scholars, and anyone interested in the study of art history and related subjects. First launched in 2000, the Timeline now extends from prehistory to the present day. The Timeline will continue to expand in scope and depth, and also reflect the most up–to–date scholarship.

The Art

The works of art in the Metropolitan's collection celebrate human creativity from around the world and from all eras. The Timeline of Art History places the Museum's collection in a cohesive chronological, geographical, and thematic context. Each image is accompanied by supporting material and can be enlarged for closer scrutiny.

Timelines and Maps

The basic structure of the Timeline of Art History is both chronological and geographical. Each timeline page includes representative art from the Museum's collection, a chart of time periods, a map of the region, an overview, and a list of key events. The timelines—accompanied by world and regional maps—provide a linear outline of art history, and allow visitors to compare and contrast art from around the globe at any time in history.

Exploring Particular Themes

Special Topics in the Timeline focus on specific themes in art history. They cover subjects such as artistic movements and periods, archaeological sites, empires and civilizations, recurrent themes and concepts, media such as painting, sculpture, and ceramics, and artists. Special Topics often demonstrate the cross-fertilization of civilizations and include additional maps, architectural site photography, and links to relevant Web sites. Each page has links to related themes and timelines.