The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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The country's largest museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses vast series of collections, with more than 2 million works divided among 17 departments. Within this single building view thousands of pieces of American and European art, including notable works by Whistler, Sargent, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. The museum also notably contains what's considered the greatest collection of Egyptian art outside Cairo. One of the world's most prestigious centers of art and culture, the museum welcomes more than 5 million visitors each year. Step inside to see Roman statues, musical instruments, antique weapons, costumes, period rooms, Egyptian artifacts, and modern photographs. Consider a guided tour of the museum highlights. You may want to end your visit with a drink in the rooftop bar. Using our custom trip planner, New York City attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you want to spend a few hours at the puts, check out the Robert Lehman collection and the temporary exhibition dedicated to the masterpieces of Dutch painting of the 17th century the Robert Lehman (name of the last representative of the family collection Lehman has had responsibilities in the Bank), is sheltered in a setting that recreates the former mansion of Robert Lehman in Manhattan demolished in the 1970s. It offers the visitor the opportunity to delve into a condensed version of the history of art in Western Europe from the Renaissance until the middle of the 20 th century premises. The presentation is quality and resting places. In the same wing, puts it brought together in a rotunda, its collection of masterpieces of Dutch painting of the 17th century he possesses. We find Rembrandt, Vermeer, Franz Hals, J.Stenn and others. The works are sorted by themes, all representative of the time following the birth of the "United Provinces"; The exhibition lasts until October 2020. The golden age of Dutch painting lovers will enjoy.
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  • On my most recent trip to NYC, our party spent several hours at the Met. The facility is fantastic. We purchased Citypass tickets and this was the first attraction we visited. You definitely need to g...  more »
  • We actually been to late so we kind of had to rush through it but waaaw so much information in detail it's really interesting. It's a very big museum. Make sure to take the time to see all of it.  more »
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  • Amazing museum that you can spend the whole day in and still not see everything. There is plenty of staff located through out the museum to answer any questions. The ancient Greek and Roman art; Fresco's, statues, jewelry, and tombs were great to see. The Egyptian displays were also really great, there is several tombs you can walk through. The American Wing Cafe is okay, place to grab a quick bite and look at the map. The Heavenly Body exhibit was displayed in the main corridor of the Medical art wing.
  • Full price worthy. Beautiful collection of history and art work. Make sure you go almost on the opening time to enjoy watching every part which is almost impossible if you take too long to look at one thing. It is advisable to take audio tour which was i guess $7, you can also hire a tour guide which i guess was fun because while wandering i heard them cracking jokes(i too had a laugh listening to them, i didn't take any tour guide or audio tour to save time and money so free laughs are always welcomed 😛) and also giving proper knowledge to the tourists. The admission fees for residents of New York and neighbourhood state students is $25 or pay as you wish and for Non-New Yorkers $25 has to be paid. Try visiting there on Fridays as it is opened for extra 4 or something hours which will give you more time to explore. From information stalls you can take the map of the MET and try to explore according to the map by planning. Food stalls are too available and also places to sit. Wheelchair assessable place. Beautiful place to be at.
  • Incredible exhibits and art galleries. Many ancient artifacts from countless different cultures and time periods. It is easy to become immersed in the rich history this museum exhibits. The prices for non-native New Yorkers are very reasonable, and the tickets last three days, which is a major plus, given that you will need at least that to fully appreciate all the art and history on display here. Just a suggestion though, if you are a non-native New Yorker, skip the lines at the main desk and head straight for the kiosks. When I was there, I was able to use the kiosk to buy a ticket without standing in line. You do not need to show your student ID if you are a student also. All in all, this is a must see for anyone visiting New York. One of the greatest museums I have ever visited. Highly recommended!
  • The Met must be among the finest museums in the United States. In addition to their impeccable service, organization, and cleanliness, the staff make the entire trip worthwhile, offering unique perspectives on artwork and giving wonderful tours. The collections the Met possesses are nothing less than diverse: from Ottoman carpets to Pollack's paintings, the museum has at least one thing to intrigue the visitor. If you desire to visit a museum that spans the historical timeline of art, look no further! From my time there, I truly enjoyed the Heavenly Bodies exhibit, which the Met did a remarkable job at hosting.
  • This museum is incredible. The architecture alone is outrageous and obviously the history inside of it is well organized and wonderful to experience. I would recommend everyone come here and spend hours looking around. I would recommend getting the device that you can listen two history in your ear as you're walking around. It is so cool to be able to learn things while you're moving around. It's like having a tour guide with you all the time.

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