The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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Must see · Art Museum · Landmark
The country's largest museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses vast series of collections, with more than 2 million works divided among 17 departments. Within this single building view thousands of pieces of American and European art, including notable works by Whistler, Sargent, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. The museum also notably contains what's considered the greatest collection of Egyptian art outside Cairo. One of the world's most prestigious centers of art and culture, the museum welcomes more than 5 million visitors each year. Step inside to see Roman statues, musical instruments, antique weapons, costumes, period rooms, Egyptian artifacts, and modern photographs. Consider a guided tour of the museum highlights. You may want to end your visit with a drink in the rooftop bar. Using our custom trip planner, New York City attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It’s so old and nice to see the history of the new ideas and architecture even though it’s about the metrostation. Great to see  more »
  • Love the Met and have been here before, but this time I saw it through the eyes of my youngest child. Thank you for the increasing diversity of collections and exhibits. I especially enjoyed the...  more »
  • You probably already know this is one of the greatest museums in the world. I'm not going to address the many different exhibits that are in the permanent collection but I do want to talk about the Alice Neel show which is going on now and I believe extends through April and May 2021 perhaps even longer. This is the show you do not want to miss. Alice is a great painter it's as simple as that. I figurative painter from the very beginning even during the years of abstract expressionism. She was friends with many of the great abstract expressionist artists of the day as well as simultaneously being able to be friends with the leading pop artists as they took over from the AB EX. for example there's a portrait of Andy Warhol in the show. There's also a portrait of Robert Smithson the great conceptual landscape artist. This shows you what a broad range a friend she had and the other artists who respected her. I'm not going to try to describe the art in this review. It simply has to be seen to be appreciated and seeing it in real life is a million times better than seeing it on a computer screen. Her paint handling the sense of light in the yard above all her scale none of these things can be understood or experienced when you're seeing the art on a computer screen. So I'll close by urging you to visit the museum which is in New York City main entrance on 83rd Street.
  • My favorite museum in NYC. I was fortunate enough to live in walking distance of this place and always loved coming here. The place is huge and there’s so much to look at. Plan on having a lot of time set aside if you any the full experience. If you’re trying to decided what museum to go to I’d recommend this one. Admission is donation based which is great if you cannot afford a lot. My favorite part are the reconstructed rooms - it makes you feel like you’re waking around in a castle. 🏰

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