Museum of Biblical Art, New York City

3.7




The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018, it was the third most visited art museum in the world. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building at 1000 Fifth Avenue, along the Museum Mile on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan's Upper East Side, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from medieval Europe. On March 18, 2016, the museum opened the Met Breuer museum along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side; it extends the museum's modern and contemporary art program.


The permanent collection 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.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 for the purposes of opening a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. The Fifth Avenue building opened on February 20, 1872, at 681 Fifth Avenue.
Add Museum of Biblical Art and other attractions to your New York City trip itinerary using our New York City online tour itinerary builder.
Source
Create an itinerary including Museum of Biblical Art
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Museum of Biblical Art Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
29 reviews
Google
3.3
TripAdvisor
  • I've seen several wonderful exhibits here, and was saddened to learn it will close in June. I'm surprised that I haven't seen anything about it in the media. Perhaps someone would have intervened to.....  more »
  • This small venue is wonderfully staged. It is well worth a visit. It has a small gift shop. The staff is enthusiastic and helpful. It is a rather calming environment but does not have a sit and hang.....  more »
Google
  • This is a small museum near Columbus Circle - a bit hidden. Exhibitions are surprisingly well done. Current exhibition of African - American art influenced by Biblical narratives and African American religious traditions is amazing. Small, concentrated, and illuminating. Thanks to Leslie King Hammond for curating another great show!
  • Fabulous show on contemporary garden of eden. Museum is small, convenient, has a good café in a modern décor....I really liked it.

Plan your trip to New York City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Parks in New York City

4.7
Duration:3 h
4.8
Duration:30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h

Shopping in New York City

See all ›
4.3
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in New York City

4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:4 h
4.5
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:30 min
4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min

Plans to Museum of Biblical Art by other users

See more plans