The Met / Metropolitan Museum of Art. NYC.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art , colloquially “the Met”, is the largest art museum in the United States. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among 17 curatorial departments.

The main building at 1000 Fifth Avenue (map), along the Museum Mile on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is by area one of the world’s largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters (map) at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from medieval Europe.

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The museum’s permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art.

The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes, and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries.

The Met has a growing corpus of digital assets that expand access to the collection beyond the physical museum. The interactive Met map provides an initial view of the collection as it can be experienced in the physical museum. The Greek and Roman Art department page provides a department overview and links to collection highlights and digital assets.

The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History provides a one thousand year overview of Greek art from 1000 BCE to 1 CE. More than 33,000 Greek and Roman objects can be referenced in the Met Digital Collection via a search engine.

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden is located on the roof near the southwestern corner of the museum. The garden’s café and bar is a popular museum spot during the mild-weathered months, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings when large crowds can lead to long lines at the elevators. The roof garden offers views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

 

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BUS: Port Authority Bus Terminal. Intercity bus travel is widespread, but not available everywhere.(*Long-distance bus travel in the United States)

TRAIN: Those starting from a nearby suburb can reach NYC by NJ Transit • Long Island Rail Road • Metro-North Railroad.AMTRAK | eTicketing | Interactive Map. (*Rail travel in the United States)

AIRPORT: John F. Kennedy • LaGuardia Airport. Transit between airports NYC Airporter.

FERRY: NYC FerryNY WaterwayStaten Island Ferry  + The New York State Canal System.

Go to The Met.

Ask any New Yorker why they go to The Met, and the answers are as vast as the Museum itself. Some go to find inspiration or to make the most of living in the city. Others go for date night, or to catch up with a friend. Some wander the galleries to connect with the past, while others go for a quiet moment with their favorite artwork. Whatever brings you to The Met, there’s something for everyone.

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