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Metropolitan Museum of Art,New York

Fast Facts

  • Location: At 1000 Fifth Avenue, 82nd Street, New York 10028-0198
  • Attraction type: Art museum
  • Significance: An artwork museum involved in the development of art in New York
  • Best Time to visit: All through the year
  • Visiting hours: Tues to Thurs — 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Fri & Sat — 9:30 am to 9 pm; Sun — 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Mon closed
  • How to Reach: By Subways 4, 5, and 6 to 86th Street
  • Nearest International Airport: John F. Kennedy International Airport, La Guardia Airport, Newark International Airport
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York resembles an emperor’s palace from outside. Its enviable artwork from Stone Age to the twentieth century from all corners of the globe is immensely encouraging. Not only collections of ancient and medieval art, its galleries of contemporary art in its various forms are visual wonders. You could spend hours and days in this stupendous New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This marvelous museum is not just another artwork display gallery but a full fledged event house. Events, concerts, lectures, and educational programs are organized on a regular basis for encouraging new trends in art and effectuating its progress. The Works of Art are displayed in various sections for the convenience of visitors. In ‘Timeline of Art History’, one gets back to several centuries. All collections have been displayed in eleven time periods starting from 20,000 BC to the present day. Here you could study the art forms of the earliest cave paintings in Lascaux, Blackwater Draw tools, and .pottery remains from Henan Province in Yellow River basin in China.

Rediscover the immortal art forms of Renaissance Europe in the 1400-1600 Gallery. The magnificence of Michelangelo Buonarotti, the vibrancy of Sandro Botticelli, and the brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci are all displayed for your appreciation.

In the Thematic Section, you would find the artworks categorized into Prehistoric Art, Egyptian Art, Greek and Roman Art, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Byzantine Art, Islamic Art, European Art, Medieval Art, Asian Art, American Art, African Art, and Oceanic Art. The Cloister is dedicated to medieval art in Europe. All pieces of art either have domestic or religious significance.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Activities

Metropolitan Museum of Art organizes educational programs from time to time to, in order to create awareness about art among the masses in general and students in particular. School groups, Camp groups, Family programs, and Visitors’ programs are held inside the museum. Films are shown to encourage the various forms and development of art in America and elsewhere. Special educational programs are held for teenagers and adults.

Lectures are given by renowned art scholars and stalwarts to visitors, enthusiastic learners, and art lovers on various topics of art, its formation, growth, and development over centuries and across continents. Special exhibitions and symposia in subjects relating to history, architecture, art, and archaeology are conducted by this Museum at different months of the year. 

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