Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum type :
Art museum

Established in :
1870

Holidays :
Nil

Visiting Hours :
10:00Am to 5:30Pm

Contact No :
+1 800-662-3397 , +1 800-468-7386

Location :
New York , United States

Display Objects :

Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art.




Description :

  • The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people.

  • A number of notable interiors, ranging from 1st century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met's galleries.

  • In addition to its permanent exhibitions, the Met organizes and hosts large traveling shows throughout the year.

  • Every Asian civilization is represented in the Met's Asian department, and the pieces on display include every type of decorative art, from painting and printmaking to sculpture and metalworking.