Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York, USA
- European art: Check out paintings, sculptures and sketches by some of the best artists to ever live, including Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Monet, Diego Velazquez, and more.
- The American Wing: In less than 250 years, the U.S. has produced some impressive works of art and décor – you'll see rooms designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 19th century tableware from Tiffany, and large abstract paintings by Jackson Pollock.
- Ancient Egypt: Over 36,000 religious, cultural, and domestic artifacts plus tomb remnants, masks and prints make the Met's collection of Egyptian art the best outside of Africa.
About This New York Tour
If it were possible to describe the most famous art museum in the United States with a single word, it would probably be big.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the country's largest museum by area, with over 2 million square feet of floor space containing works dedicated to nearly every major civilization in world history. To the untrained eye, the museum's map looks more like an atlas - its 17 collections are certainly diverse enough to be one.
Almost every type of art humans have produced is on display there at the Met, from neoclassical paintings like Jacques-Louis David's The Death of Socrates to ornate woven carpets used for 14th century Islamic prayer. The contrast between the vivid colors and poignant emotion of western art and the clean lines and minimalism of the east are on full display.
As if the Met itself weren't enough, you'll also gain access to The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, on the banks of the Hudson River. This tranquil series of abbey-like courtyards houses tapestries, religious sculptures, and other medieval objects that provide an in-depth look at what life was like in the Middle Ages.
There's so much to see and experience in New York's crown jewel of museums that you'll find yourself with a correspondingly big challenge: seeing everything you want in a single day.
We're all in the mood for a melody
Music lovers will find plenty to appreciate at the Met, including a grand piano invented by the Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori, the first person to devise a keyboard-style instrument based on hammers. This piano, built in 1720, is the oldest still in existence anywhere in the world. It was designed so well that Cristofori's original mechanism wasn't improved upon for over seven decades after its creation.
Please make your way to 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, New York 10028 to begin your museum tour.
This is a self-guided tour. Museum is open daily from 9:30 am- 5:30 pm. On Friday and Saturday, museum opens from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.
Closed on the following holidays: January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 25.
Expect to walk for the durarion of your stay at the museum. This tour is wheelchair accessible and the museum offers accessible facilities.
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Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Children 12 yrs and under are free of charge with paying adult.
Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.
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