The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last updated: Feb 4, 2016

Visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City - one of the biggest art museums of the world and the largest art gallery in the United States.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

About The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (also known as The Met) sounds inspiring: it collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

The museum has many permanent collections which are exhibited in seventeen curatorial departments. Collections include but not limited to ancient Near Estern art, Asian art, drawings and prints, Egyptian art, European art, Greek and Roman art, Islamic art. Beyond this there is an over 5,000-size musical instruments collection and a 25,000-pieces photographs collection.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art also has a Conservation and Scientific research department for scientists, conservators and curators.

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Current Exhibitions

The Metropolitan Museum of Art always offers something new. If you plan a visit, check the current and upcoming exhibitions on the museum's official website.

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Opening Hours

The Metropolitan Museum of Art facility is open 7 days a week.
Sun - Thu: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The musuem is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Dec 25, Jan 1, and the first Monday in May.

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Ticket Prices

The admission is basically free to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but there is a recommended fee to cover the costs of exhibitions. The recommended ticket price is $25 for adults.

Note that advence registration is required for groups of 10 or more.

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Location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028-0198

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, New York 10040

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