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Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

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1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
212 535 7710
http://www.metmuseum.org
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The most important place along New York's 'Museum Mile,' the permanent collection weighs in at two million works of art. From prehistoric Egyptian sculptures to modern American artists and the top ... Read more
European names, the 'Met' has many of the top art pieces in the country. The Egyptian Temple of Dendur is not to be missed -- the sandstone temple was reassembled inside of a large room and is surrounded by a reflecting pool. With Central Park in the background, it's quite the sight. Get in touch with your knight or damsel side perusing the medieval collection. When your feet are tired and your mind needs a break, head up to the popular roof garden for stunning views and a snack.

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Hoboken

There is tonnes to see here. I actually feel that it can be quite daunting. There's always something to see that you hadn't gotten a chance to see previously

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Local from Bayside

The Met is a must-see attraction for visitors and locals alike. You can easily spend the entire day here and still not hope to see it all. If you are on a limited schedule, I recommend seeing the Egyptian collection and the armor collection. These are my favorite areas and are absolutely fascinating! My only complaint with this world-class museum is the rudeness of many of the security guards who seem to go out of their way to be confrontational and harass visitors. Over the course of my visits I have been approached for, among other things, carrying a camera, wearing a coat, and standing in one place for too long. The last incident happened during a weekday and I was the only visitor in the room. I have seen all of these "offenses", and others, happening to other visitors also.
When you visit, you don't have to pay the "suggested" admission price. You are free to pay whatever you like for admission. Don't forget that your ticket also gives you free admission to the Cloisters, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

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Local from New York City

The greatest thing about this museum is that there are constantly exhibits being added at any given time. So much culture, art, and history happen here making it a must stop place in NYC.

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Atlanta

I practically had to drag my husband here but I’m so glad we went. This museum was wonderful! We were so lucky to be visiting during a Michelangelo exhibit. We had just been to Italy, so to see more of his work in New York was so fitting. There was also a Rodin exhibit which was beautiful. I highly recommend this museum. It reminds me a bit of the Louvre, but smaller. It’s still huge... just not Louvre huge.

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Local from New York City

Exceptional collection of works. The lines are lpng, especially when their are high-press special events. Show up early and be prepared to queue for some time. They dont advertise it clearly, but it is a suggested donation ticket.

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Playa del Carmen

Things I love about the Met. The steps at the front are a great place to sit and eat lunch from one of the food carts. It is a pay what you can place. The suggested fee is $20 but if you don't have that then pay what you can. It's huge so you could spend the day getting lost here, perfect if it is raining or cold outside. In the summer you need to head up to the rooftop bar as it has great views over central park.

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Local from Queens

One of my favorite museums. One day isnt enough to go through the whole museum. Make sure to visit special exhibits

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Local from New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most famous sights to see in NYC, whether you are a tourist or you live in NYC the met is a must! In addition to its amazing long-standing exhibits the met always has New and amazing exhibitions and last summer they added a rooftop bar for people to enjoy in the warm months

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Washington, D.C.

Amazing place, you could spend days exploring. Must make sure to check out the terrace view.

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Mountain View

The Met is so large and there is so much amazing stuff to see it can be overwhelming. It’s a good strategy to pick a few areas to focus on for the day. Also if you go on a weekend or holiday brace yourself for crowds. When we arrived on at 12am there was a one hour line outside of the museum to purchase tickets as well as long queues for everything else (special exhibit, restaurant, bathroom)

This isn’t the greatest museum for young kids. Without historical background it’s hard for them to appreciate the art and artifacts. They liked the Egyptian and Medieval art but European paintings especially more abstract artists were NOT appreciated.

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Houston

Very big and it will take several trips to enjoy all of the exhibitions. Admission is suggested and you can contribute what you like for entry.

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Barcelona

The Met is an endless art journey across time and cultures. You will find anything from ancient Egypt to Pollock. Visiting the entire museum in one day is hard, but if you feel brave enough, budget at least 5h.

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Mill Creek

The Metropolitan Museum exceeds all expectations - it is above and beyond one of the most extensive collections of art in the world. One day at the Met is not enough time to take in all it has to offer - one week may be enough time to explore all of the exhibits.

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Sacramento

You could spend days exploring the countless iconic and breathtaking art and history pieces in the Met. Its openness and location in Central Park make it entirely unique. I spotted many Picasso paintings, some John Trumbull and Gilbert Stuart, and a Norman Rockwell.

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Local from New York City

Warning: once you got to the MET you may never want to leave. This is one of the largest museums in the world with over 2 million artworks, from ancient Greek vases to questionably intense Medieval Christian paintings to breathtaking Picassos. This museum dating back to 1914 has everything for everyone. During the summer, you can visit the rooftop and sip on cocktails while enjoy views of the NYC skyline. On Friday and Saturdays, you can roam the museum until 9:00pm! If you're visiting the winter, I highly recommend visiting the warmly lit Temple of Dendur at night and admire the centuries-old graffiti written on it.

The MET is one of the largest museums in the entire world, so here's two recommendations to optimize your museum-going experience:

1. Upon first entering, I recommend speed-walking throughout the entire museum to get a sense of the space and what you'd like to see. Then take a water break and...
2. Visit the exhibits that strike your fancy first. Don't feel pressured to see the ENTIRE museum. I'm a native New Yorker and even I don't think I've seen the entire museum yet. Museums are meant to be enjoyed, the artwork is meant to be absorbed, not rushed by in order so you can go back home and say to friends and family that you've visited the ENTIRE museum. It's not worth, take your time and if you can't see of it in one visit, it's okay. You can always come back. NYC will be here.

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Local from New York City

It's easy to get lost--or spend the whole day--in the largest art museum in the United States. There is room after room of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts for whatever time period you find fascinating. The Costume Institute's spring exhibits usually draw me up Fifth Avenue. This year's subject, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons, shouldn't be missed.
Tip: The museum is open late on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Local from New York City

The Met is always worth the visit, but it's particularly fun when they have their fashion exhibits. This summer it's Rei Kawakubo and Commes does Garçons "Art of the In-Between." Exquisitely detailed sculptural pieces worth seeing up close. Stay for all of the amazing art of the Met afterwards and enjoy a nice summer walk along the park to finish it off.

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Sydney

The Metropolitan museum of art is a huge treasure trove of antiquities. Whole Egyptian temples, Italian renaissance colonnades and rooms, ancient roman corridors have been reassembled here along with all the associated art. The ancient arms and armour is a favourite.

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Fayetteville

Such a wonderful way to give to the arts and learn many cultures and history from all around the world. This is a donate as much as you want admission, making it a wonderful experience for as low as a penny admission!

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Local from New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Met, is a magnificent structure full of lush history and is a must-do when visiting NYC. Open late on Saturday and Sunday making for a fun weekend activity, the Met take you back in time and you'll be sure to be blown away by the phenomenal artwork and superbly crafted displays.

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