The Metropolitan Museum of Art also called MET, is one of the world’s largest art museums and houses treasures representing more than 5,000 years of world culture.
Opened to the public in 1872, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded by members of New York’s, Union League Club. Situated in Manhattan alongside Central Park on Fifth Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was conceived to rival Europe’s largest museums. More than 2 million pieces from all over the world are exhibited in this immense building. Here is preserved the world’s largest collection of Egyptian art, one of the most important collections of European Art, a costume institute, Asian Art collections, as well as European sculptures.
The MET has developed over the years thanks to numerous legacies and donations of rich sponsors. You can also discover the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing with its masks, sculptures, and silver and gold jewellery originally from Mexico, Peru and Africa dating back 3,000 years. The American Wing offers a complete view of art history, depicting American daily life; the Robert Lehman Collection regroups Old Masters of European painting, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist paintings.
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Address : 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
District : Central park
Open hours : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 9:30am - 5:30pm - Friday and Saturday: 9:30am - 9pm - Closed on Mondays
Transport : Metro: 86th St