The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Art Museum
1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St)
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710
Monday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday
10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:30pm

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Tips

  • The best place to gawk at priceless art has a collection that is seemingly endless, spanning creepy Egyptian tombs to the shimmering Impressionist paintings to an unparalleled costume collection.
  • Hanging out on the Met steps is a New York tradition, and billionaire David Koch has pledged "at least $10 million" to renovate the fountains outside the museum.
  • Yesterday is history.Tomorrow's a mystery.
  • Beware: Some museums are more reputable than others. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City? Pretty reputable. The Flagstaff Groundhog & Jackalope Hall of Fame? Less so.
  • See Central Park and the Manhattan skyline from a bird's-eye view by taking a walk on Big Bamb. (Kamomi, Design)
  • There are several ways to impress those in the art world. Shouting out Show me the Monet! while perusing the impressionist section is, I promise you, not one of them.
  • Don't miss two outstanding long-term loans installed in the galleries for postwar art on the 2nd floor: Cy Twombly's Untitled (Rome) and Robert Rauschenberg's Canyon. (Ian, Contemporary Art)
  • May 2, 2011 - The 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala
  • Make sure to see the "Andr Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments," which reopened as part of the permanent collection.
  • Find Perseus with the Head of Medusa by Antonio Canova in the Petrie Sculpture Court. To make Medusa's face appear ghastlier, Canova made the head hollowleaving room for a candle. (Chris, Design)
  • For a classy means of getting to the 2nd floor, take the original staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange near the south entrance to the American Wings Engelhard Court. (Koven, Digital Media)
  • The Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute Gala is one of those rare occasions where fashion, celebrity and the vanguard collide in one glorious display of style. We were there, contributing t
  • Visit the Japanese Reading Room on the 2nd floor of Asian Art for an amazing view of the Temple of Dendur. (Tom, Membership)
  • I have spend days upon countless days over 30 years and never get bored! Amazing artifacts and exhibitions!
  • Alexander McQueen exhibit is worth checking out
  • egyptian wing
  • ""The Metropolitan Museum of Art or 'The Met' contains over 2 million works of art, yet they still get picky about talk show host headshots on the bathroom walls." - Conan O'Brien
  • Nancy told me Lon Havemeyer was in town and waiting that very moment to go with us to the Metropolitan Museum. Peter Taylor, A Sentimental Journey
  • No one should miss this very IMPORTANT MUSEUM! The Met houses one of the most important collections of ART World Wide!!! From the Art... - TripAdvisor user on Jan 8, 2012. Read more reviews at
  • Check out the Alexander McQueen exhibit! You are sure to rethink you're views on fashion!

Nearby places

59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St)