Download 1,700+ Free art books from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

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You might know The Met from the Met Gala held every year. 

The MET or New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest and one of the most-visited art museums in the West, with over 2 million items in their collections. The museum also publishes books on art. Since its founding in 1870, they have published exhibition catalogs, collection catalogs, and guides. 

Their online publications are available through MetPublications. It is the "online portal to The Metropolitan Museum of Art's comprehensive art publishing program. It features over 1700 titles, including books, guides, Bulletins and Journals from the last six decades. The full contents of over 1400 out-of-print titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF for free. Publications still in-print may be previewed and fully searched online through a link to Google Books."

Periodicals published by the Met such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin and Metropolitan Museum Journal are also available.

The books can be downloaded in PDF format or read online. New books are added monthly.

Each publication record includes links to related artwork featured in The Met's collection

Visit, explore, and download books from MetPublications.

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