New York City's Most Famous Art Museum!
This famous NYC museum houses more than two million works of art from across the globe. Pieces ranging from classical antiquity to the European masters of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are on display at this museum. Seventeen separate curatorial departments make up the museum - each with enough fascinating pieces of art to be a museum in its own right.
As you walk through the halls and rooms of the Met you will see ancient Near Eastern art from places such as Sumeria, Assyria and Babylon, 40,000 year old rock paintings from Australia, and paintings by masters such as Monet, Van Gogh and Botticelli. A great place to spend your weekend, this museum is filled to the brim with enthralling displays. Open year round Tuesday through Sunday.
The Most Visited Art Museum in Manhattan!
Ranked as one of the top Manhattan museums by tourists all over the globe, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (a.k.a. "The Met") contains one of the largest art collections under one roof! Inside you will find over 2 million pieces of artwork from all periods and cultures. It's no wonder why the museum received approximately 5.68 million visitors in 2010-2011 alone!
Many tours, gallery talks, and lectures are offered free of charge. Whether your tastes gear more towards abstraction or impressionism, the museum has something for everyone! To top it all off, you'll be treated to a spectacular view of New York's famous Central Park!