Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Small Group Tour

Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Small Group Tour

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      New York, New York, USA
      3 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 49
      • Skip the line: With pre-reserved tickets, you save time getting to high-profile works like Washington Crossing the DelawareMadame X, and Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies, as well as lesser-known and newer pieces.
      • Rooftop garden (weather permitting): Between May and October, you can experience the museum's verdant rooftop garden and bar, which offers stunning views of Central Park and the Midtown skyline.
      • Guided and intimate: Your experience is led by an art expert who's deeply familiar with the museum's collection. And with groups of no more than 15 people, there's more interaction.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to the main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum, at the statue of the Pharaoh, on your right upon entering. Your guide waits here to begin the tour.

      Helpful hints

      As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind.

      All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum. All large backpacks, 11 x 15 x 5 inches (28 x 38 x 13 cm) and bigger must be checked. To avoid a long wait in the checkroom line, travel light for your tour.

      Please note that the Met rooftop is closed during the winter from November through April and reopens from early May through the end of October, weather permitting.

      The Temple of Dendur is occasionally rented out for private events with no advance notice provided. While usually this occurs in the evening times, closures may impact this tour. In such cases, other works from the Egyptian collection will be substituted.

      Getting around

      Plan to stand or walk for the duration of the tour. You'll need to keep up with the pace of the group. MoMA is wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Cultural

      Transportation used

      None

      Included amenities

      Pre-arranged Met Museum tickets, with donation included

      Tour ID

      TR-NAM-USA-NEWY-EN-1094

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      It covers about four blocks on the east side of Central Park, But inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can go almost anywhere.

      The tombs at the Egyptian Art section on the first floor will take you back thousands of years to the civilization on the Nile. These well-preserved pieces aren't just valuable for their aesthetics – the hieroglyphs and symbolic pictures help us understand what daily life was like in one of the world's most important ancient cultures.

      A short walk away and you're in medieval Europe, admiring relief sculptures of angels, gilded plaques with the image of Christ, and a full set of armor that belonged to King Henry VIII. You'll also check out the Antioch Chalice – some say it's the Holy Grail Christ drank from before his betrayal.

      There are pieces from almost every major era of art and history on display here, and your knowledgeable guide will help you understand not just the works themselves, but their context. What drove Auguste Rodin to sculpt a completely nude Thinker on a boulder? Why did Vincent van Gogh produce over 20 self-portraits in just two years?

      Thanks to the intimate nature of this experience, such questions are welcome. And the answers don't just satisfy a temporary curiosity. They inform the way you see art – and life – long after the tour is over. 

      Madame X-rated

      John Singer Sargent's Madame X, one of the Met's most famous paintings, is a late 19th-century portrait of a high-society Parisian woman named Virginie Gautreau. Sargent's portrayal of Gautreau in a black dress with thin straps and a plunging neckline was risque on its own, but the depiction of one of the straps falling down was too much for conservative French elites. Even though Sargent painted over the original with the upright strap you'll see, pressure from France's art critics forced him to move to London to repair his reputation.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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