Containing over two million works of art and 19 curatorial departments, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s most renowned art collections. The permanent collection includes works from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures by almost all of the European masters and a large collection of American and modern art. Its holdings also include works of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic art, collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories and antique weapons and armor from across the globe. The Met also boasts some notable interiors of a variety of periods and styles permanently installed in its galleries.
NY Metropolitan Museum Of Art:
1. Visit the Museum between the hours of 9:30a.m.and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9:30a.m.and 5:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday. The museum is closed Tuesdays.
2. Take public transportation to the museum if possible, as parking is very expensive. If you park at the museum’s parking garage, have your ticket validated at the Uris Center Information Desk near the Museum entrance.
3. Pay the suggested amounts for admission (it is donation based). This will include access to the Main Building and The Cloisters on the same day. Entrance is free to Met members and children under 12 with an adult. To help cover the cost of special exhibitions, for which there is no additional charge or special ticketing, the NY Met usually requests that visitors pay the full-suggested amount.
1. Enjoy a meal at one of the Met’s cafes, dining rooms or cafeteria. They offer an attractive selection of food and dining options.
2. Visit one of the various Met Store locations scattered throughout the museum. You will find the museum’s publications, reproductions, books and products related to the permanent collection and special exhibits.