Partnering with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, students visualize and interpret data published by the Met under their Open Access Policy.


Forms of Attraction

Emily Chu

Forms of Attraction: The Data Behind the Forms We Wear

This is a project that seeks to understand how popular forms in clothing originated from humble beginnings and gained momentum over time. Machine learning was used to extract form from images at the MET's Costume Institute. Items were then clustered with kmeans, a statistical model that can be used to train machines to predict the items that are most similar from the information given.

Kantar Information is Beautiful 2018 shortlist for People, Language & Identity.

The Migration of Art

Ryan Best

The Migration of Art

This visualization explores how artwork travels across the globe through ownership changes and exhibitions, focusing on The Met's collection of Van Gogh paintings.

Gender and Medium


Gender and medium. Who are the most collected women and men in The Met’s Modern & Contemporary Art Collection and what did they make?

Narrative investigation of who has made the artworks in the collection by gender, the top collected artists by gender, what medium the artworks are, and the relation between medium and gender.

Other projects for the MET Where uncertainty falls: the incidence of the word "uncertain" in The Met's collection

The 36 [Google Street] Views

Colleen Mccaffrey

Finding the 36 [Google Street] views of Mount Fuji

Qualitative project that explores the famous series of landscape prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, “The Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”. Secondary data maps their corresponding geolocations, and re-imagines the creation experience through Google Street Views.

Other projects for the MET: Art + History: Met Museum Acquisitions and Walker Evans collection


Emily Chu


Met-erials provides a new entry into the Met's museum collection by way of their most common material.

Other projects for the MET: Epoch Runway

A History of Collecting

Ryan Best

Examining a History of Collecing at The Met

This visualization dives into one of the world's most widespread collections of human culture, exploring its development over time and its reflection of history.

Albrecht Dürer @ The Met

Suzanne Schmeelk

Albrecht Dürer @ The Met

This is an interactive story timeline for Albrecht Dürer with his artwork in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, New York. The sprint juxtaposes Dürer Wikipedia data, along with The Met public domain images that transpire for the object create dates of Albrecht Dürer's works of art in The Met.

Other projects for the MET: Dürer’s story in The Met and Düring german renaissance @ The Met