Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met
For any enthusiasts out there who enjoy a taste of fine collections, the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka The Met) is certainly a great attraction when visiting New York City. Its famous collection showcases more than two million pieces of work, split up into nineteen different curatorial departments. The Main building located along Manhattan’s Museum Mile on the eastern edge of Central Park is one of the world’s largest art museums.
Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from Ancient Egypt, classical antiquity, and sculptures and paintings from American, European artists. The Met also highlights extensive pieces of Asian, Islamic, Byzantine, African, and Oceanic art. The museum is also home to collections of antique armor and weapons from around the world, costumes, and several key interiors from American and Rome designs.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a very grand and very comprehensive Art Museum, and is maintained very professionally, and is definitely “world class”. We checked out the museums and have listed some of our favourites:
The metropolitan museum of art.
1) Ancient Battle Armor from England and the Egyptian Display
2) Classical paintings from Europe (both in the Middle Ages and Renaissance), where you can see the famous Van Gogh self portrait
3) The Chinese wing, with a mini garden (built by a museum in China and sent to the US as a gift)
4) The semi-outdoor hall, with big statues made by Reconnaissance sculptors like Michelangelo and Bernini.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is more than an art gallery, it’s an experience – so much to see. If you’re time limited, make sure you visit the Egyptian display with the complete tomb. Amazing. You need at least a day to take in all the exhibits – Leave enough time to visit the store and take home a souvenir. Metropolitan Museum of Art hours are Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Closed Monday (except Met Holiday Mondays**), Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
For more information visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art website