In formation since 1870, the Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times. About 6,500 objects—fifty highlights from each of the Museum's curatorial departments as well as the entire Department of European Paintings and the Department of American Paintings and Sculpture—can be searched by artist, period, style, or keyword. You may also explore other works from the Met's collection by taking the director's tour; viewing some of the Museum's recent acquisitions; learning about the Museum's Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation; or by visiting the Timeline of Art History, the Period Rooms: Virtual Reality Tour, or the Provenance Research Project.
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In this picture you can see the Metropolitan Museum.
Fondest memory: The beautiful views of Manhattan from top of Empire State Building,was amazing!.
Fondest memory: If you have time to visit only one museum in NYC, then you must not miss the Met. It has some of the finest and most comprehensive art collections in the world. The American Wing, for example, contains collections from almost all phases of the history of American Art. In the Egyptian Art section, the collection spans from the Predynastic Period (3100 B.C.) to 8th century A.D. The holdings in the European Art gallery include works by impressionist artists such as Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Renoir.
check out the 'Egpt' section inside the Met Museum (my favorite section actually).
Fondest memory: The suggested admission charge to the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART is US$7... but whilst queueing up to enter the Museum, I had to act as interpreter for this Japanese man who couldn't speak a word of English. From what little I understood of Japanese, I told the lady at the ticket counter that he didn't have any small change - just a huge US$100 bill... After a moment's deliberation, the lady told us to enter and said that if we want, we could give a token sum to the Museum i.e. lesser - not necessarily the US$7. Hmmmm.
Favorite thing: conquer the magnificent METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. Whether you're intrerested in Egyptian artifacts or Roman armor, Chinese porcelain or Renaissance/ Impressionist paintings, the Metropolitan Museum is THE place to go.
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