Fodor's Expert Review The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Upper East Side Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice
Main Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Upper East Side, New York City, New York, USA

If Manhattan held no other museum than the colossal Metropolitan Museum of Art, you could still occupy yourself for days roaming its labyrinthine corridors. The Metropolitan Museum has more than 2 million works of art representing 5,000 years of history, so it's a good idea to plan ahead; looking at everything here could take a week. The famous Egyptian collection (including the Temple of Dendur) is reason enough to visit. Other don't-miss sections include the magnificent Islamic Galleries, the collections of impressionist paintings, the American Wing, and the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Keep in mind that the British Galleries are closed for renovations (reopening winter 2020), and the European Paintings Galleries will be partially closed in two phases as gallery skylights are replaced between 2018 and 2022. In fall 2018, the Met announced the complete overhaul of the Africa, Oceania, and Americas collections, with work scheduled to begin in 2020. Check the website for updates. Admission... READ MORE

If Manhattan held no other museum than the colossal Metropolitan Museum of Art, you could still occupy yourself for days roaming its labyrinthine corridors. The Metropolitan Museum has more than 2 million works of art representing 5,000 years of history, so it's a good idea to plan ahead; looking at everything here could take a week. The famous Egyptian collection (including the Temple of Dendur) is reason enough to visit. Other don't-miss sections include the magnificent Islamic Galleries, the collections of impressionist paintings, the American Wing, and the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Keep in mind that the British Galleries are closed for renovations (reopening winter 2020), and the European Paintings Galleries will be partially closed in two phases as gallery skylights are replaced between 2018 and 2022. In fall 2018, the Met announced the complete overhaul of the Africa, Oceania, and Americas collections, with work scheduled to begin in 2020. Check the website for updates. Admission includes three-day entry to the museum's modern-art outpost, the Met Breuer (Madison Avenue and 75th Street), as well as the Cloisters Museum and Gardens in northern Manhattan.

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Quick Facts

1000 5th Ave.
New York, New York  10028-0198, USA

212-535–7710

www.metmuseum.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $25 for 3-day ticket (includes Met Breuer and Met Cloisters); $25 suggested donation for New York State residents (full donation includes 3-day ticket to Met Breuer and Met Cloisters); $7 for audio guide

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