The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is the most celebrated museum in the United States. When visiting, plan on spending at least a day or two viewing all that the museum has to offer. The Met, as it is affectionately called, also offers temporary special exhibitions and new installations of permanent collection galleries to delight visitors. To get a sense of what you would like to see when visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it is recommended to browse their highlights online. These are recommendations, made by the 17 curators of the museum, covering many of the lesser known artworks.
There are two suggested itineraries to help you plan your visit to the Met. Each itinerary features masterpieces from the vast collections of the museum, and offers interesting and engaging stories. The Director’s Tour is of the first floor, with 18 tour stops. The focal points of this tour include Egyptian and Greek artwork. The Family Treasure Hunt itinerary takes you on a treasure hunt throughout the museum for artwork based upon animal images. These tours will keep you busy for an entire day, so you will want to come back the next day to see everything you may have missed.
The first floor of the museum is home to the Met’s celebrated Greek and Roman art, while the second floor houses an exceptionally popular Islamic art exhibit. If you are feeling especially adventurous, take a trip to the Cloisters, an offshoot museum of the Met that houses the extensive collection of medieval European artwork and architecture in Fort Tyron Park. You can also plan your trip to coincide with the bi-annual exhibits by the Costume Institute. Whatever you do, plan accordingly and spend a day or two exploring this art experience unlike any other. Be sure to visit the art museum’s website before you make your trip.
Tue–Thur: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
|Address/Map:||1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028|
|Website:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Adults||Seniors (65+)||Students||Child (under 12)|
|Fee includes same-day admission to the Main Building and The Cloisters museum and gardens. There is no extra charge for entrance to exhibitions.