The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States. It exhibits 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.
The Met Fifth Avenue has a Beaux-Arts facade.
Galleries with Latin Art
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.
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.
Met Fifth Avenue
1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
(at 82nd Street)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
- Sunday – Thursday: 10 am – 5:30 pm
- Fridays & Saturdays: 10 am – 9 pm
- (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
- From Uptown: M1, M2, M3, M4 along Fifth Avenue
- From Downtown: M1, M2, M3, M4 along Madison Avenue
- Crosstown: M79 bus to Fifth Avenue