Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dating back to the mid 1800’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been educating the people of the United States about some of the world’s greatest artists.
Opening in 1870 on Fifth Avenue with its first object, a roman sarcophagus and then in 1871 receiving 174 paintings from Europe the museum of art was on its way to greatness. Since the museum first opened the collection has grown as did its popularity and fame. Whether you are a fan of “the arts” or not a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime.
Things to See & Do
Enjoy a meal at during your visit to the museum. You can choose from the Cafeteria with an average meal price of approximately $13 all the way to the Members Only dining room where the average meal is approximately $26. There are a total of 9 restaurants to choose from within the walls of the museum.
If you would like some guidance a great place to start is to select one of the 9 different itineraries available to you. Here are three top choices to get you started.
The Monuments Men at the Met: Treasures Saved During World War II - See artworks in the Metropolitan Museum's collection that were courageously saved by the Monuments Men, a group of unlikely heroes culled from the art world who risked their lives to preserve Europe's cultural treasures during World War II.
Artist in Residence: Alarm Will Sound - cutting edge of music, dance, and theater.
Family Itinerary for Children Ages 3–5: A Treasure Hunt for Creatures from Ancient Greece! – Great for the whole family. You can discover the Met at your own speed, one nook and cranny at a time.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Insider Tips
Plan ahead to insure you do not miss that special piece of art you really want to see (Map)