The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY - 10028

Type: Arts Museums
(212) 535-7710
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as "The Met," is one of the world's largest and most renowned art museums, located in New York City. Founded in 1870, the museum is housed in a vast Beaux-Arts building on Fifth Avenue, spanning over 2 million square feet and containing over 2 million works of art spanning over 5,000 years of human history.

The Met's collection is truly comprehensive, encompassing artworks and artifacts from virtually every culture and period, including ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Mesopotamian art, as well as European paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and textiles from the Middle Ages to the present day. The museum also boasts an extensive collection of American, Asian, African, and Islamic art, as well as photography, prints, drawings, and contemporary art.

In addition to its permanent collection, The Met presents a robust program of rotating exhibitions, showcasing masterpieces from its collection as well as loaned works from other institutions around the world. These exhibitions cover a wide range of topics and themes, from ancient civilizations to contemporary art movements, offering visitors a diverse and enriching cultural experience.

The Met is also renowned for its educational programs, lectures, workshops, and special events, which provide opportunities for visitors of all ages to engage with art and culture in meaningful ways. The museum's beautifully landscaped grounds, including the serene Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, making The Met a beloved destination for locals and tourists alike.

Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about the world's cultural heritage, a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art promises to be an unforgettable journey through the history of human creativity and expression.

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Opening Hours Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
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Ticket Fees Adult: $25.00
Senior: $17.00
Student: $12.00
Child: Free
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Year Established 1870
Collections Over 2 million works.
Annual Visitors 7 million (2016)

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