Five Centuries of the World's Finest Art Overlooking Central Park
Located on Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile, the Metropolitan Museum of Art contains five centuries of humanity's most significant accomplishments spanning 13 acres overlooking Central Park. With over two million works of fine and rare art from over five centuries, the Met exudes grandeur within the historic and Beaux Arts hallways.
Representing all cultures and time periods since 1880, the Met is the largest art museum in the US featuring 17 curated departments. Take an audio tour and get lost in an era ranging from the mummified royalty of ancient times to avant-garde fashion couture from yesteryears.
Marvel at the Egyptian Temple of Dendur, the impressive array of European and Asian armor, the Grecian sculptures, medieval art and contemporary photography. Reflect by the fountain in the indoor sculpture garden or pick up some one-of-a-kind souvenirs in the Met's gift shop.
What is there to see at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC?
From eclectic current exhibits including Heavenly Bodies – Fashion and the Catholic Imagination to seventeen curatorial departments of artwork, the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers plenty to see throughout its 13 acres. Some must-sees include the Greek and Roman Sculpture Court, The Vermeer Collection, the Asian Art Collection, and The Temple of Dendur.
What do they do at the Met Gala?
Formally called the Costume Institute Gala, the Met Gala is an annual fundraiser for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. This star-studded themed ball kicks off the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Privileged guests walk the red carpet, enjoys a sit-down dinner, and is treated to live performances from well-renowned artists.