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THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave., New York, NY (@ 82nd St.)
212.535.7710
www.metmuseum.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (colloquially The Met) is grandiose in every sense of the word. The main building is located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along Manhattan’s Museum Mile, spans almost quarter of a mile long and occupies more than 2,000,000 square feet. Head indoors and see a permanent collection that contains more than two million works, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. That or a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit like the drawings (not paintings) of Van Gogh, a conceptual art show by John Baldessari or the Romantic Sublime of Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty. From 6 – 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights, you can also enjoy a classical string quartet above the Great Hall. The atmosphere is magical and it doesn’t get more quintessentially New York. During the summer, make sure to check out the martini bar (and stars) on the Roof Garden Café.

Photo credit: A. Starkey


WHAT THE LOCALS ARE SAYING

  • HANUK, PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST

    “Go before they start charging a mandatory fee at the door!”

  • KILLY KILFORD, ARTIST

    “A “Museum Hack” at the Met – Google it.”

  • JOSH ROSEN, CO-FOUNDER, SATURDAYS SURF NYC

    “Admittedly I know almost nothing about art, but when mom comes to town we hit The Met, The Whitney, etc.”

  • Seth Weisser

    SETH WEISSER, CO-FOUNDER, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

    “The Met is always an exploration. So many different worlds they can deliver. The McQueen exhibit was priceless. ”

  • HANNAH ELLIOTT, STAFF WRITER, FORBES MAGAZINE

    “I go alone at off-peak times so I can wallow through at my own pace.”

  • LIZZIE FORTUNATO, DESIGNER AND CO-FOUNDER, LIZZIE FORTUNATO JEWELS

    “The sculpture & art garden on the roof of the Met is great”

  • PRINCE LANGUAGE, DJ, PRODUCER, POET, & PUBLISHER

    “The permanent collections of the MoMA and the Met will never disappoint.”

  • ANDREWANDREW, EVERYTHING EXCEPT ARTIST

    “You can literally go there every day for a year and see something new every time.”

  • ARIEL STARK-BENZ, MAN ABOUT TOWN

    “Limitless and unparalleled!”

  • LIZ VAP, DIRECTOR/FOUNDER - FERALCAT PRODUCTIONS

    “The Met is one of my favorite museums. I wanted to live there when I was little after seeing a kids film called ”

  • HEIDI MOUNT, MODEL

    “It's so classic, you can spend forever there and still find something new.”

  • BJORN IOOSS, PHOTOGRAPHER

    “One of the greatest art museums on the planet.”

  • YALE BRESLIN, JOURNALIST

    “There's nothing I like more than a day to myself at The Met. It's places like these in the city that I wish to frequent more, and there's nothing like being alone with your thoughts in an incredibly inspiring building.”

  • MAXWELL OSBORNE, DESIGNER AND CO-FOUNDER, PUBLIC SCHOOL

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  • DEXTER LOVE, DJ/PRODUCER

    “I loved the recent exhibition ”

  • YARA FLINN, DESIGNER

    “My favorite museum in the world (so far) is the Met.”


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