The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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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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  • Absolutely the best. So much to ponder and admire. Truly epic. A must stop if you’ve never been. It will take up half your day but we’ll worth it. Great gift shop as well  more »
  • Fantastic museum I could’ve been in there for days so much to see and do I can’t wait to go back to try and squeeze more of it in you definitely have to go visit all the staff was so helpful and...  more »
  • This is one of the finest collections in the world. I have been to this museum many times, and I always find something new to catch my interest, while enjoying the old favorites as well. The building....  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. 🏰
  • The MET is the most visited museum in New York. They’re open now and tickets should be reserved ahead online. Face covering is a must and temperature check before entering. Weekends get a bit crowded so weekdays work better if you don’t like crowds. Do check out Jacob Lawrence in the modern gallery and the Lattice Detour show on the roof garden- both great exhibition!
  • One of the best museums in the world! Amazing collection with over 2 million items. Subsequently, I recommend planning what you want to see ahead of time or consider a membership if you will return. Photos are generally permitted, but no video or video calls. Food and drinks are pricey and bathrooms are few. Alternatively you can buy cheap street food out front. Enjoy!
  • The Met is a national treasure of such tremendous scope that it seems impossible to ever have enough time to fully appreciate all of the exhibits. Take heart, as it is organized in a fashion that allows one to appreciate it bit by bit. Pro tip: the group entrance (to the far left of the main entrance) is less crowded and remember tickets are good for three consecutive days.

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