How Random Is This

New York City’s amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art is probably my favorite museum in the world and I’ve been to hundreds. It’s also one of the most visited museums in the world with nearly 2 million guests annually. The Met alos offers a wonderful website that generates random images from its collection of millions of items.

Random Met: Literally what it says on the homepage: “Infinite Scroll of Random Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access“. It can be diverting and addicting to scroll through the diverse images from the museum’s permanent collection which consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes, and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries. Be warned it’s easy to spend an hour down this rabbit hole.

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