Located in close proximity to the beautiful Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's five major museums. The Museum has art collections in excess of 3 million, holding invaluable artifacts and a art works from across the world, including Egypt, Greece, Rome, Europe, and Asia, and innumerable world-class art treasures such as Egyptian temples, Chinese porcelain, Greek statues, and European paintings. This place is worthy of a whole day's time for an in-depth visit.
You can decide the price of the ticket by yourself. You can give it as much as you want. Having a look inside, I feel that the whole people are cultured. It's a great museum. It's super big inside! ___________ Seeing my Greater China's cultural relics in a foreign country is still full of emotion. Spread my Chinese civilization in America!
You can show the union pay card to get free ticket at the entrance. It is the best museum I have ever visited. The general view and general feeling is upmost great. There are free tours and tour guide explains each of the price of art which makes it a American history fresh up class and art appreciation lesson. I enjoyed it very much and would revisit it soon.
Say what you may, but the Met - as it is popularly called - is perhaps the world's greatest art museum and the largest in the United States. Second only to Musée du Louvre in terms of numbers of visitors, the Met hosts more that 400 numbered galleries, with art as global and diverse as it can be. The splendid great halls, that exude with intricate architectural details and an invigorating sense of openness, are some of my favorite sections of the museum. Don't be fooled by the pricey suggested admission ticket, for you can visit the massive art sanctuary for as little as you wish, on a Pay what you wish basis. The museum is too big to visit in one day, pick your favorite exhibits and plan to come many times more! For music lovers, I also recommend the balcony piano bar overlooking the entrance, as well as the Roof Garden on the fifth floor for spectacular Central Park views.
I have a lot of old journals lying around. When I find them, I'm taken back to another time, as if I were viewing memories from someone else on an old television set inside my mind. I found my review of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a museum I absolutely adore. If there was one museum I could visit right now, it would be this one. Huge galleries of all sorts of historic, amazing displays. Words cannot describe the wonders you'll see here... though apparently I tried at one point. How best to put to paper the enormity and magnificence of this celebration of humanity's cultural evolution?---METDon't bother trying to learn anything. You'd never see it all in one day.Learning is overrated, anyway.---I apologize retroactively for being such an idiot...
The Met has something for everyone. I enjoyed seeing Monet and Van Gogh. My boyfriend liked the porcelain and pottery. The dress and fashion exhibition was extraordinary. I went to look around and came back to find BF entranced by the Chanel dress at the center of exhibit. Lol. Give your self at least 2 or 3 hours to look around. Food vendors available outside were good. 10 minute walk from Subway. Pay what you wish and $7 for audio tour. Free audio tour available through phone application. Charge your phone and save money.
I'm an art history major, so I might be somewhat biased.... but the MET is one of the most remarkable museums in the world with a large collection of art from pretty much every movement since the beginning of time. There is a large amount of pieces from the Egyptian, Greek and Roman era's which is considered quite the crowd pleaser! If you are interested in actually viewing the whole thing it takes a couple days because its so freaking huge. For art lovers everywhere this is quite the thing to see!Also, the steps have been made quite famous in movies and TV shows so they are quite the spectacle in themselves. The MET is also located on museum mile, quite close to other really fabulous museums as well as central park! Enjoy!
The Met is great. I was kind of surprised that it is 6 or so blocks from the nearest subway stop, but that was only bad after I had been walking around it for hours. This museum is gigantic - don't plan on being able to see it all in one day. I would suggest looking for highlights or focusing on a few galleries. I mainly looked at the ancient Egypt stuff, which is fantastic, and the Greek and Roman art galleries, including the mezzanine study gallery and Etruscan art gallery. I'm such a Classics major. However I also stopped into European paintings, South and Southeast Asian Art, Japanese Art, and Ancient Near Eastern Art, all of which were fabulous. I'm sure you could come many times and still see new things... awesome!
The Metropolitan Museum of art is destination for aficionados around the world with some of the highest profile pieces of our history on display, but what many folks don't know about is that the experience does not end at the confines of its walls. In a small grotto nestled in Central Park not too far from the Museum is one of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks (the other two now located in London and Paris) placed there in the 19th century known as Cleopatra's Needle. Keep in mind that these monuments pre-date the Queen by over a thousand years. For an amazing trek back in time, follow the path to the west of the museum for an overseas experience in the center of New York City.
While the museum's Costume Institute is currently called the Anna Wintour Costume Institute, after Vogue’s chief, it was Diana Vreeland, also an editor at Vogue, who awoke the sleeping institute in 1973 when she became its special consultant. The fashion industry autodidact breathed new life into the closeted collection of thousands of costumes. "The World of Balenciaga" was the first of the institute’s dramatic exhibitions it has become known for today. Vreeland was also responsible for making the Met Gala one of the year’s foremost social events uniting the fashion and celebrity sets. Check out the website for the latest exhibition programming.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most beautiful and most worthwhile museums to visit in the U.S. In addition to the plethora of exhibits, they also have seasonal exhibitions that are featured every here and last about 3-4 months on average. For instance, this year from February all the way up to May, they have an exhibit from the Forbidden City. Exhibits like this are hard to find elsewhere, and are great if you can't make a trip out to Asia and would love to get a taste of what remains.Tickets run at about $20, but half price with a student I.D. If memory serves me correct, children 12 and under have complimentary admission!