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Renegade Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Skip-the-line Access
"New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art is a massive venerable cultural institution. Even the most seasoned art experts take longer than a few hours to digest all that lies within the Met's hallowed walls. This tour offers a fun group-oriented tour experience certain to keep you entertained and teach you a bit along the way.On this 2-hour fast-paced small-group tour you meet your passionate renegade tour guide
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Admission with Access to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters
"In 2015 the Metropolitan Museum of Art hit a record-setting year in terms of attendance with 6.3 million people turning up to see its world-renowned collection of art and priceless historical artifacts. That means the lines are longer than ever. Now you can avoid the inevitable hour-plus wait times with this skip-the-line ticket to The Met. The world-famous collection includes 17 curatorial departments that include the splendors of ancient Egypt the spectacular American Wing inspiring treasures from the Greek and Roman world beloved Impressionist paintings and the latest in contemporary art. Bonus Museum EntryWith an admission ticket to The Met
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"Redeem your NYC It All pass at the Empire State Building and use it to gain admission to the first of your four included attractions — the skyscraper's 86th Floor Observation Deck. After your first time using your pass you have 14 days to visit all four attractions. Empire State Building:Ride to the 86th floor of this iconic NYC landmark and look down on central Manhattan from 1050 feet (320 meters) in the air. The 86th Floor Observation Deck offers magnificent 360-degree views stretching up to 80 miles (129 km) in every direction. Along with its panoramic outdoor deck there's also an indoor gallery where you can enjoy the views rain or shine
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

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GUYON
May 31, 2003

Museum visits to The...

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.

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volarevolare
May 30, 2003

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

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sarahandgareth
May 27, 2003

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

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

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Mar 29, 2003
 
 
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

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seagoingJLW
Mar 16, 2003

Visit the Metropolitan Museum

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.

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seagoingJLW
Mar 15, 2003

The Met at night

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.

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whitneyone
Mar 09, 2003

Metropolitan Museum of...

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

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Metropolitan Museum of Art at NY

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.

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darthmilmo
Oct 26, 2002

Metropolitan Museum of Art (the 'Met')

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.

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Oct 12, 2002

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

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Sep 07, 2002

The Metropolitan Museum of Art...

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...

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Sep 07, 2002

Things to Do Near Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Neue Gallerie

The Neue Galerie New York (German: "New Gallery") is a museum of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design located at 86th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. It is one of the...
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Guggenheim Museum

This collection of art from Solomon Guggenheim, is housed in an iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building on the east side of Central park. The Collections includes works by Gaugain, Cezanne and Degas to...
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Whitney Museum of American Art

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the museum's namesake and founder, was a well-regarded sculptor and serious art collector. In 1918. she created the "Whitney Studio Club," a New York City based exhibition...
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

If you are interested in design, I would more strongly recommend the Museum of Art and Design (MAD), which focuses more on contemporary design, but if your design interests are broader, you may like...
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Central Park - Belvedere Castle

Along the 79th street traverse that cuts through Central Park is the distinctive Belvedere Castle, the name of which means "beautiful view" in Italian. This name is fitting because the location...
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Central Park - Cleopatra's Needle

Standing in a quiet section of Central Park is the oldest manmade object in New York City, Cleopatra's Needle. This Ancient Egyptian obelisk, whose twin stands in London by the River Thames, was...
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Getting to Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1000 5th Ave., New York, NY 10028

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Monday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Friday 10:00 to 21:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 21:00

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