New York City celebrates nearly 5,000 years of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met is the quintessential museum to visit, so if you're planning a trip to the Big Apple, add the Met to your itinerary.
The Met was founded in 1870, and since then, the museum has accumulated more than two million works of art from across the globe. If you are curious for a sneak peek, nearly 6,500 works can be accessed online at the Met's website.
With so many masterpieces under one roof, you'll need plenty of time to wander the collections and cloisters. Plan at least a full day to get a taste of all that the Metropolitan has to offer.
The permanent collections at the Met include American Decorative Arts, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, The Cloisters, Drawings and Prints, American Paintings and Sculpture, Arms and Armor, Asian Art, The Costume Institute, Egyptian Art, European Paintings, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Greek and Roman Art, The Robert Lehman Collection, Medieval Art, Musical Instruments, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, Islamic Art, The Libraries, Modern Art, and Photographs.....more information
The Met is located on 5th Avenue at 82nd Street
Open every day except Mondays at 9:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. with extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights (open until 9 p.m.).
Visitors are not required to pay for admission, but the recommended addmission price is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students with ID and free for children 12 and under.
Take the 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue.
Take th M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue
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Venue Visit on 2/03/2013 by Lainey