The Metropolitan Museum of Art also known as The Met (located on the famous Museum Mile) is one of the largest and most comprehensive art-museums in the world. The Building occupies 1.5 million sq. ft (31 times the size of American Football field) and its collection includes more than 2 million objects and every year more than 5 million people visit. The original building faced Central Park (1874 – 1880), the 5th avenue façade (1902) the north and south wings (1911 – 1913) were later on added to the original structure.
The permanent collection includes works of art representing the Greek and Roman Arts, Ancient Egypt Arts, Asian Arts, paintings and sculptures from the European Renaissance to the 19th Century, and a collection of American Modern Art. In January 2012 the New American Wing Gallery for painting, sculptures, and 18th century decorative arts, (25 brand-new galleries) opened to the public with an extensive exposition of American Art.!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Hours
Sunday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Closed January 1, first Monday in May,Thanksgiving, and December 25. The Cloisters
Daily, March–October: 10:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Daily, November–February: 10:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Closed January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25.
The purchase of the entrance ticket includes admission to the Met collection and temporary exhibitions. Tickets include admission on the same day to The Met Fifth Avenue, the Met Breuer (closed Monday) and The Met Cloisters.
The Met Cloisters: @ Fort Tryon Park
The Met Breuer: on Madison Avenue e 75th Street.
Opening hours The Cloisters
Every day, March-October: 10:00 a.m.-5: 15 p.m.
Every day, November-February: 10:00 a.m.-4: 45 p.m.
Closed January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25.
Opening hours The Met Breuer
Tuesday - Thursday 10 am to 5:30 pm
Friday - Saturday 10 am to 9 pm
closed on Monday
Video - The MET and The Cantor Roof Garden Bar
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