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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1000 5th Ave (at 81st Street)
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If you ever visit NYC be sure to visit the Met Mus of Art. Do not be afraid of the posted admission. It is only a suggestion and you could even give .25 and they would still let y...

Worst

The museum is great and has an amazing collection but its not the best art museum in the city. Its way too big and crowded. Good luck finding your way around, the maps don't even ...

Rakhi bond for brother and sisters 1/7/2013

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Suggested Donation Always Works 7/19/2011

If you ever visit NYC be sure to visit the Met Mus of Art. Do not be afraid of the posted admission. It is only a suggestion and you could even give .25 and they would still let you in. more

Classic museum!! 2/3/2011

Good: Love the layout of the location with equal amounts of space for each exhibit. Very precise detail within each exhibit makes each one very enjoyable for learning.. Bad: Nothing. Improvements: Up to date lighting. more

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its a great time! 7/18/2007

I have been here a couple of times and loved it each time!! My favorite exhibit is the Egyptian and I just recently went to their new exhibit, Greek art and loved it!! They have great sculptures and art and you'll have a good time looking at the beautiful objects. Its a great time!! more

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Art and History Combined 5/31/2007

I love everything about this museum and it never gets old. The last time I was there I took one of their guided tours. I always look at certain things, by taking the tour things that I have never really noticed were highlighted, it gives a whole new perspective to a visit. I can spend hours in the the gift shop and usually do. more

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Something old, something new - always perfect 5/16/2006

Whether you revisiting a wing which you've seen before or visiting a new exhibit, the Met never fails to awe. They have some impressive exhibits, like The Temple of Dendur or their re-creation of a Ming Dynasty Garden, transporting you to a time long ago in a different country. The Byzantine Wing never fails to give me a thrilling chill, with their stained glass and spiritually inspiring works of art. This museum always makes me think that much harder of ancient cultures and beliefs more I traditionally would, because the exhibits have so much vitality and life to them. The building itself is impressive and to give thoughtful consideration to the each wing requires more than one day. But all the more excuse for me to keep coming back and back again. more

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Can we give 6 stars? If so, this place should be first in line 5/11/2006

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has it all. Their Egyptian collection is wonderful. Their Arms and Armor hall is a dream scape for kids of all ages. Their Medieval collection - especially the amazing Cloisters up town - can't be beat. From their collections of every school of painting to Greek and Roman sculpture and everything in between -you can fill up your culture cup here, right up to the brim. What I love best? Location, location, location - situated on museum mile smack inside Central Park, it's a haven from the hectic and uncivilized world in which we live. A beautiful reminder that life can be more than pandering to the least common denominator. When I was a college student (think Nixon Administration) this was the best date spot. Show the lady your sensitive side, stroll through the park. Grab a spot on the Great Lawn and then - play kissy face! I even got one of my few A's by writing a paper on their Kouros (an amazing sculpture from the Greeks). Arguably one of the world's best art museums. You need to go if you are in the City. (Secret - at Christmas, they have an amazing display of Medieval decorations - you need to go.) more

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Always Something New, Always a Treat 4/18/2006

How I love this museum. As many times as I go, I never tire of it. Recently on a bad weather day I was wondering what to do with myself, and I ended up spending the entire day here. One thing that is so great is that you can go on so many gallery talks (I went on 3 in one day). I'm perfectly happy to sit in the courtyard and just relax, read my book or just meditate on the art around me. At any given time there can be numerous special exhibits going on, which are always so expertly curated and so rich with information. Just the museum shops are an experience. Of course the Egyptian collection is always so much fun. more

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King of Art Museums 4/5/2006

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has art from almost every period of history from all over the world. The most impressive part is the Egyptian section. Besides just having statues and sarcophaguses there is a room with a lake. The lake surrounds a life size section of an Egyptian building that you can walk through. The collection of musical instruments is impressive since you can actually see how one instrument evolved into the next one. The armor collection and the garden room are also some of my favorites. Admission is a suggested donation. more

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the met 4/5/2006

There's probably nothing left to say about the Met that hasn't already been said. It's HUGE, it's beautiful, it's amazing, and for anyone who hasn't gone yet, words just don't do it justice- you kind of have to go and see for yourself. The Met is one of THE landmarks of New York City and it's free (suggested prices...but who actually pays?). It's my escape. more

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Always a pleasure 3/11/2006

As I hope every New Yorker knows, the Met is great. There are several permanent exhibits I visit regularly, but it also seems I discover something new every time I go. It's a wonderful place to visit -- whether to see something specific, discover something knew, or to go just for the quiet pleasure of wandering around the stunning building. The museum also has several great places to relax and is a wonderful retreat from the city at large. Its gift shop is huge and is an excellent destination of holiday shopping. more

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You'll Never See it All, but You Can Try 3/7/2006

Since reading "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler", I have been obsessed with the Met. Before I lived in New York, I made sure to stop at the Met every time I visited the city. Since becoming a Manhattanite, I have spent countless hours strolling from gallery to gallery, checking out new exhibits or just sitting in the sculpture garden content with spending an afternoon surrounded by ancient marble. I find a new "favorite" piece or spot each time I come. A membership is worth it if you plan to visit the museum at least 3 times a year - take advantage of having one of the greatest museums in the world right at your fingertips! Just don't try to come here on Mondays because they are closed (except for certain holiday weekends). Look at the very reasonable "Met Net" membership... more

What to do on a rainy afternoon in NYC 2/22/2006

This museum is noted for it's fine arts collection and sculptures but there is so much more here. Walking through the galleries, you are transported to Ancient Egypt via a temple laid out for you to wander through or gaze upon the faces of the ancient pharos. You can wander to ancient Rome, look upon the faces of the Gods and Goddesses, or marvel at some of the most incredible drawings of Leonardo and other great masters. There are pieces of Chinese pottery, a gift shop, and the staff were very helpful to get us all we needed to wander the museum. Donations are voluntary, though the suggested prices are a bit high, but then again, this is the Big Apple and no one said it was cheap. Parking is rough here, so take public transport and save yourself the parking fees or the aggravation of trying to find parking on the street or getting towed. Well worth the trip from anywhere. more

Terrific Museum! 1/6/2006

A grand museum on the edge of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a little something for everyone. If you're not into sculpture and paintings, you can still catch a look at Tiffany glass, walk by a famous Egyptian temple and mummies, view exquisite Chinese scrolls, etc etc. Great for a rainy day. Humungous lobby with coat check facility so you don't have to lug your stuff all over the museum - just stroll in comfort instead. Materials available for children as well or visit the museum site for interactive games etc. A little snooty but worth the dollar or two donation (the suggested donation is $15 but remember it is only suggested!) Closed Mondays. more

spectacular 12/31/2005

this place is absolutely amazing. i could spend a whole day there and still not be able to see all of the differnt exhibititions in the museum. it is a very good way to spend a rainy day or any day. they usually have different new and very interesting exhibitions. their permanant exhibitions are not bad either. i go many times through them and are still able to find new things that i have missed while walking through those exhibitions. they also have amazing rooms. the temple of dendur and the versailles room are my favorites. and, the price for such a museum is not bad. their suggested donation price or whatever you choose to give is well worth the spectacular works of art and the amazing building that Metropolitan Museum of art is. more

World Class Museum 12/24/2005

There are so many pieces of art in this museum. Don't be surprised seeing the European Masterpieces, and African and Asian ones. They even have some real foreign building models inside. The way they display the art pieces are wonderful. The most exited part for me is the hall full of Impressionism pictures. But the first time it closed when I arrived there. Hope they could open longer now. more

The best museum I have ever been to 10/24/2005

I absolutely love this museum! I could spend days walking around the exhibits. They sometimes have some great limited run exhibits, and will have the regular ones. Honestly though, my favorite part is the gift shop. I have picked up so many gifts for people when I'm in NY from the gift shop that I could spend hours just browsing. But I would highly recommend stopping at the museum when you're there, otherwise you're missing out! more

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An NYC Must 10/6/2005

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-see for any resident or visitor to New York. The French Impressionist exhibit is my favorite, although there are many exhibits that I love to visit as well as temporary exhibits that rotate through. It is a lot of fun to see the Egyptian exhibit and to visit the Temple of Dendor. The gift shop is two floors and has lots of posters and art gifts, stationary, toys, and games. more

An art museum for all 9/19/2005

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an excellent art museum with a huge art selection that would take many days to go through if you had the time. The collection is wonderful with works of art that range from modern to classic. Do not forget that the museum houses wonderful cultural exhibits such as the amazing egyptian wing. All this and you cannot forget about the special exhibits that can range from decent to amazing. more

You should go at least once 9/3/2005

Disclaimer: I hate museums. Museums are generally painful for me. And to have to pay to get into one, well, that just takes the cake. But I have to say that even for museum loathers such as myself, this is one that must be visited. It's huge and it's got so many types of art. Even if you hate museums like me, go for the sake of being able to say you've been to the Met before. Because if you've been to NY and haven't been to the Met, everyone else around you will shoot you an evil look and think it's a tragedy. So I finally went to get everyone off my back. Saw the whole museum in about 3 hours. Glad I went, but probably won't be going back. more
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Editorial

  • The Met is a great place to introduce kids to the classics, especially the impressionists, and is very convenient to Central Park. For...

  • 3/12/2013 Provided by KidScore

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    Sun, Tue-Thu 9:30am-5:30pm Fri-Sat 9:30am-9pm
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