Metropolitan Museum of Art

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From Roman art toRembrandt and beyond, explore the art and culture of civilizations from acrossthe ages in one of the world’s most acclaimed art museums.

The MetropolitanMuseum of Art (The Met) has one of the most wide-ranging collections of art andart-related artifacts in the world. From contemporary, cutting-edge artists andarts movements to 2,000-year-old artifacts, the MET’s extraordinary permanentcollections and temporary exhibitions make this museum one of New York City'smost popular attractions.

The Met collection isso vast, there’s simply no way to experience all it has to offer in one visit.The best way to discover its treasures is to plan in advance. Use The Met’sonline database to peruse some of the highlights before, and after, your visit.The Met’s website also has tips on how to make the most of your visit. At themuseum, be sure to pick up a map. Better still, join a free guided tour or rentan audio guide and explore at your own pace.

Get close to theworks of Jackson Pollock and Van Gogh, gaze upon The Adoration of the Magi by14th-century Florence artist, Giotto, and admire the Ming Dynasty hardwoodfurniture in Astor Court. Examine the realistic detail in Caravaggio’s TheMusicians and marvel at the majesty of the Sphinx of Hatshepsut, which weighsmore than 7 tons.

Take a break in therestaurants or cafés and peruse a list of current events. Join a talk, workshopor short course. Learn about the featured artists or take a workshop on costumedesign, animation or painting technique. Enjoy a performance or music concertin the concert hall or see a rare film. Events are catered to families, teensand younger children.

The museum is opendaily with extended opening hours on Friday and Saturday. It is closed forThanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and the first Monday in May.Children under 12 years of age enter free and the entrance fee includessame-week admission to The Cloisters museum in Fort Tryon Park, where you candiscover the art and architecture of medieval Europe.TheMet is located on Fifth Avenueat 82nd Street on the east side of Central Park.Check the official website for the most up-to-date information on admissions,events and exhibitions.

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