The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments.
See Central Park and the Manhattan skyline from a bird's-eye view by taking a walk on Big Bambú. (Kamomi, Design)
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)
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 Wing’s Engelhard Court. (Koven, Digital Media)
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 hollow—leaving room for a candle. (Chris, Design)
Visit the Japanese Reading Room on the 2nd floor of Asian Art for an amazing view of the Temple of Dendur. (Tom, Membership)
In seasonal weather, the roof deck has incredible installations (recently: Jeff Koons and Roxy Paine).
Enjoy a live jazz trio led by guitarist Danny Petrow every Friday and Saturday evening (5:30–8:30pm) throughout February and March in The Petrie Court Café and Wine Bar. (Liz, Restaurants)
Visit the Arms and Armor Galleries on afternoons when there is a concert in the Musical Instrument galleries above, usually on Wednesdays at 3:30 about once a month. (Ashira, Objects Conservation)
Visit the second floor Modern Art Galleries to view Jackson Pollock's Number 7, 1952 and find a footprint, likely Pollock's, on the upper right hand edge of the canvas. (Chris, Design)
Take a peaceful walk through a hard-to-find, beautiful gallery: Chinese Decorative Arts. (Mort, Design)
Bring your walking shoes as this gigantic museum has a lot to see, featuring art from all over the world. Don’t miss the roof garden in the summer time!
The rooftop sculpture garden is a reliable venue for surprisingly cutting-edge contemporary art installations - to be enjoyed with a glass (or two) of champagne.
Don't miss my favorite sculpture in the Museum: Rodin's Hand of God in the Cantor Sculpture Hall. (Morgan, Digital Media)
the Roof at the Met! (before it closes for Winter)
The Wrightsman Galleries – these decadently decorated period rooms have lighting that literally flickers for added ambiance. (Ashira, Objects Conservation)
Check out the Vanderlyn Panorama in the American Wing: take a trip to the gardens of Versailles Palace, right here at the Met. (Ashley, Director's Office)
Did you miss that lecture because you spent too much time in the galleries? Check if it’s on our YouTube channel. (Alex, Digital Media)
Our young audience group is named for Ellsworth Kelly's Spectrum V, on view on the second floor of Modern Art. (Morgan, Spectrum Co-Chair)
Jean-Léon Gérôme's Bashi Bazouk in the KJ Lane gallery is a knockout in terms of a painter's technique bringing texture and color to life. (Nykia, 19th Century Art)
If you and a friend sit on either end of the U-shaped benches in Engelhard court and whisper, you can hear each other clearly. (Vanessa, Special Events)
One of the best museums in the world!
The best sculpture at the Museum is Isamu Noguchi's Unidentified Object by the entrance to the parking garage! (John, Watson Library)
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
Despite what it looks like, entrance to the museum is always free! The prices and ticket booths at the entrance are only donations.
May 2, 2011 - The 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala
""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
Take a trip back in time and check out Egyptian jewelry at the Met! Golden cuffs, beaded necklaces and tiaras galore!
Spend an afternoon getting lost at the Met.
One of our favorite spots is the Roman/Greek Sculpture hall – bring your sketchbook, pencils and find a comfortable spot and spend the afternoon sketching away.
The runaways in "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" hide out in the Met. It was a smart choice: you'd have to move in for years to see everything here.
check out the temple of dendur, it never gets old.