Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
A huge collection of masterpieces (750.000 works in 270 rooms). At the level of the highest World museums (London, Vatican, Louvre in Paris) and better than the Washington DC museum. All the styles and all the epochs are represented.
I have particularly noticed : a large collection of Rembrandt: 2 rooms(to compare with the Rikjmuseum of Amsterdam), the Talleyrand of Prudhon (how does it come here), Washington Crossing the Delaware, a beautiful collection of armors.
12$ per capita.
Museum visits to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Guggenheim.
The Met is a really really grand place with lots of exhibits that require you to take a leisurely day just exploring all the levels and exhibits.
The Guggenheim is just down the road from the Met, and they're both very near Central Park, just outside of it actually. The Guggenheim is different in the sense that it exudes a more modern atmosphere.
You could easily get lost wandering around the halls of the Met. It really is that big. There are exhibits of everything from ancient Islamic art to modern costumes to paintings by 19th century European masters. Even though it is one of the top tourist attractions in the city, less popular rooms will often be nearly, if not completely, empty. Our advice? Go early and see the popular exhibits immediately, saving your more obscure interests for later on in the day. Also, admission is pay what you can with a recommended donation of $10. If that is too much, pay less. Not open on Mondays.
Information-desk: in Great Hall and Uris center for Education. Assistance and info about the museum.
International visitors desk: in Great Hall. Maps, brochures, tours and assistance in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
Gallery Schedule: due to reductions in city and state funding Galleries are open to the public on an alternating Gallery Schedule.
Consult information Desks for viewing hours.
Museum Dining facilities: there is a cafetaria, a restaurant, a café, the GREAT HALL BALCONY BAR and on the 20th Century Roofgarden is a Beverage garden!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Shops located off GREAT HALL. Featuring publications, reproductions, produced by the Museum!
The collection of this immense museum contains millions of works of art .
Really OVERWHELMING.....for me.....
The MASCOTTE of the Museum is a earthenware little hippopotamus, glazed green, from the 12th DYNASTY......(Egypt)
OPEN: TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AND SUNDAYS 9.30AM - 5.15PM AND FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS: 9.30AM - 8.45PM
This should be your first priority. Here you have art from Ancient Egypt through the Renaissance to the American Masters.
There is the popular Hall of Armor. There is a collection of old musical instruments. There is art of Africa and the Pacific Islands. The Egyptian Galleries include the Temple of Dendur.
Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art by all means, but don't forget the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Cooper Hewitt, the Frick, and all the Soho art galleries. This is the Hall of Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Metropolitan Museum has a medieval museum uptown called the Cloisters. Don't miss it.
And Brooklyn has its own marvelous Museum, the Brooklyn Museum with an extensive Egyptian collection.
If you have children with you, go to the Hall of Science in Queens.
If you're a fan of art you must see the Met.
If you're not a fan of art you may be after a visit or 12. It's a huge museum. don't plan on doing it in one day or you'll be doubling up on the asprin.
See the egyptian pyramid. It alone is worth the trip. An entire wing was constructed to hold it.
After a hard day art watching, sit on the stairs with the rest of the refined and have a hot dog from the sidewalk vendor. A perfect day.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street,New York, NY
You step through the doorways into a world that blends decades of paintings, artifacts and much much more…
The MET is a work of art in itself, the building is impressive!!! The first time I went my riend was late and I simply waited on the steps and actually made some friends while I waited.
There is always a new and interesting Exhibit being shown. For those who are interested they have Audio Tours available. They have guide maps in all major languages so you can’t help but enjoy everything this wonderful place has to offer.
For a listing of their upcoming Exhibitions visit this website: www.metmuseum.org
IMHO, this is the best museum in NYC. It has all that you may be looking for and more. For those archeological and history buffs like me this museum will fill your appetite for a while. They have all sorts of exhibitions covering most of the areas of the globe: Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Middle-eastern, Asian, African, American, Pacific islands, etc. My favorite exhibition has to be the South and South East Asian ones. The exhibits served as a catalyst that fired up my desire to return to Asia and explore other areas that I haven't been to. Perhaps it will serve you in a similar way :). Reserve at least 2 days if you want to see it all in detail. I spent a whole day there and still missed the European and American art and decor exhibits! I know, an excuse to go there again :P.
Even though I'm not particularly interested in art, I always enjoy visiting this particular museum. Even if you were to spend the entire day there, you could never see it all without making several trips. They have artwork from every part of the world and from every period in world history, all beautifully displayed in various chambers. Even if you have no interest in art whatsoever, I recommend you go and look around for awhile. Admission to the Met is a suggested admission, meaning you pay as much or as little as you wish. (As long as you pay them something they have to give you a ticket.) Admission includes the Cloisters if you visit both on the same day.
A staggeringly huge museum. Just like the Louvre in Paris, you will need more than a few days to completely appreciate everything that is housed here. Just wander and follow your artistic desires. I particularly enjoyed the arms and armor section.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - it's definitely one of the world's great museums! You'll need the best part of a day to start to do it justice, but it's one of this city's real treasures. The Egyptian temple has to be seen to be believed! Don't go there on a Monday though, it's closed...