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The Metropolitan Museum of Art and its collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially known as The Met, is the largest art museum in the United States. It is situated on the eastern side of Central Park in Manhattan, New York. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the city.

The Met's Permanent Collection

The Met's permanent collection is divided into nineteen different departments, each managed by a specialized team of curators, restorers, and experts. The collection boasts over 2 million artworks from around the globe. It includes treasures from classical antiquity, works from nearly every European master, and an extensive collection of American art. This diverse collection offers a comprehensive art experience for visitors.

Special Collections at The Met

In addition to its extensive collection, The Met also houses significant collections of Egyptian, Roman and Greek, African, Asian, Oceanic, Middle Eastern, Byzantine, and Islamic art treasures. It also exhibits a collection of musical instruments from around the world and a department of weapons and armors. The museum also has a separate branch for medieval art, known as The Cloisters, located on the Hudson River. These collections provide a wide range of cultural experiences for visitors.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
5th Avenue 1000
NY 10028 New York
New York

Visitor information The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00




Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

5th Avenue 1000, New York

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