The Metropolitan Museum of Art is definitely a Masterpiece in itself. Commonly known as the ‘Met’, it is one of the largest museums in the world and definitely the largest in the United States. It is situated on the eastern edge of Central Perk in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It depicts diversity in its truest form and there are multiple pieces of evidence present.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has over 2 million work wings with various paintings, sculptures, statues, facades and artwork. It is a collection of various works from across the globe including all the continents, cultures, traditions, civilizations, etcetera. This includes work from Europeans legends, Asians, Africans and Islamic art as well.
It has a separate wing for Modern Art with work of eminent artists such as Thomas Hart Benton and also holds collections of all musical instruments, costumes, accessories weapons everything that practically was ever across the world.
Navigating your way through alongside watching all the work in this Museum without having a plan will be a rookie mistake. There are a lot of chances that you might get lost or might stay stuck in one wing for over 6 hours. Some very important guidelines here include that only static pictures are allowed inside the museum video and obviously do not touch anything. Also, donation amount is only a suggestion. Do pay but as per your pocket. The best time to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art is 10 a.m. (when the entrance opens).
The hallways and galleries are definitely a piece of art in itself but the rooms and wings here have the real Treasure in them so don’t forget to check them out extensively and patiently. When you go in there don’t forget to witness the beauty of the red brick wall which was the original exterior to the museum back in the 1800s.
The work at Metropolitan Museum of Art is intricate and fine in the very sense of it and witnessing it can take hours but I can guarantee you won’t regret it. Your visit to the museum definitely depends on what your focus area is for looking, for example, if you’re interested in the amazing Egyptian work where you can spend your entire day or if you are interested in painting, that’s where you go. If you are interested in witnessing the massive sculptures, spend the time there. The largest painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York is 12 by 23 feet tall!
Some of the places you cannot afford to miss are Temple of Dendur, Greek and Roman Sculpture, “Washington Crossing”, Islamic Art,The Great Hall (VIEW FROM GALLERY 204), American Court, Arms and Armour and so much more. Modern art here includes the work from the greatest people of all times such as Constantin Brancusi (Bird in Space, 1923), Charles Demuth (The Figure 5 in Gold, 1928), Grant Wood (The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931), Pablo Picasso (Reading at a Table, 1934), Isamu Noguchi (Kouros, 1944–45), etc.