Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is New York City’s encyclopedia of art.

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Daily
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
through Sunday, January 6, 2019

Delacroix at the Met, the French Romantic who foretold Modern Art

September 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019, Daily
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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The rich color and emotion of this Romantic painter inspired the Impressionists and all who followed.

Crown of the Andes contains the Atahualpa Emerald

Colombian religious icon with Inca emerald
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
Ongoing

Museum Mile Festival 2019 is a Fifth Avenue Museum Street Party

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Fifth Avenue
(82nd – 105th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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Entertainment and free admission:
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of NY
Jewish Museum
Cooper Hewitt Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s mother took him to the museum. He became one of the most valued contemporary artists.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States. It covers over 5,000 years of art from around the world. You can spend weeks in the Museum and not see it all.

“The Met” was founded in 1870 and moved to its main location in Central Park in 1880. It covers over two million square feet.

Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art has three branches:

  • Met Fifth Avenue (Upper East Side, Manhattan)
  • Met Breuer (Upper East Side, Manhattan)
  • Met Cloisters (Fort George, Manhattan)

The Met Fifth Avenue has a Beaux-Arts facade.

Greek and Roman Art

The Greek and Roman Art gallery contains art from Italy and from the height of the Roman expansion around the Mediterranean. I always thought the Romans copied Greek culture. Actually, they absorbed the culture  of Greek settlers in the shoe of Italy and Sicily. Migration can be a very good thing.

Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

The Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas gallery displays art by Native Americans.

Modern And Contemporary Art

The Modern and Contemporary Art gallery displays masterworks from when Paris was the global center of art.

European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

The European Sculpture and Decorative Arts gallery displays large-scale European sculptures and some decorative arts from Latin America.

Robert Lehman Collection

The Robert Lehman Collection contains European art and decorative objects including Italian Maiolica glass.

Medieval Art

The Medieval Art gallery surveys European art from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance.

Arms and Armor

The Arms and Armor gallery displays European armor.


 

Regular admission (including tickets purchased online) is $25 for adults, $17 for Seniors (65 and over), $12 for students, and free for children under 12 with an adult.

If you are a New Yorker and these prices are too much for you, don’t be dismayed. The Met has a policy of allowing New Yorkers (the entire state) to pay what you choose when you buy tickets at the ticket counter. You must show some kind of New York address identification.

Tickets include same day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

Get tickets at metmuseum.org

Met Fifth Avenue

1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
(at 82nd Street)
Upper East Side, Manhattan

(212) 535-7710

Hours

  • Sunday – Thursday: 10 am – 5:30 pm
  • Fridays & Saturdays: 10 am – 9 pm

Subway

  • (4) (5) (6) to 86th St. Walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. It takes about 10 minutes.
  • (1) to 86th St. Take the M86 bus across town to Fifth Avenue
  • (C) to 81st St. Take the M79 bus across town to Fifth Avenue

Bus

  • From Uptown: M1, M2, M3, M4 along Fifth Avenue
  • From Downtown: M1, M2, M3, M4 along Madison Avenue
  • Crosstown: M79 bus to Fifth Avenue

 

Heavenly Bodies Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

May 10 – October 8, 2018
Daily
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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Met Cloisters
Washington Heights / Inwood, Manhattan
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The Costume Institute creates a pilgrimage that explores the influence of Roman Catholic imagery on fashion

Painted in Mexico, 1700 – 1790: Pinxit Mexici Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the 1700s painters in New Spain created their own legacy.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Daily April 24 – July 22, 2018

Birds of a Feather Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris at the Met

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park / Upper East Side
January 23 – April 15, 2018

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side, Manhattan
November 13, 2017 – February 12, 2018

Leonardo to Matisse master drawings from the Robert Lehman collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Upper East Side, Manhattan
October 4, 2017
CLOSING Sunday, January 7, 2018

Rodin at the Met captures feelings in clay

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
September 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018

Cristóbal de Villalpando Mexican Painter of the Baroque

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue at 82nd St
Upper East Side
July 25 – October 15, 2017

Theater of Disappearance connects Argentina’s Dirty War with Art History

Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
Central Park / Upper East Side
April 14 – October 29, 2017

Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

This exhibition of the Costume Institute’s best of the best collection from the early 18th century to the present is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nov 18, 2016 – February 5, 2017

Vigée Le Brun

One of the great 18th century French painters was Marie Antoinette’s favorite portraitist
Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 15 – May 15, 2016


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