The Metropolitan Museum Of Art - The Met Fifth Avenue

1000 Fifth Avenue
212-535-7710

Mission Statement:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction.

This statement of purpose has guided the Museum for over 140 years.


Reviews

Bo Hershey

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Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Best museum in NYC. So much to see in one day that the best thing would be to come early and leave at closing. I would recommend visiting the big exhibits first than move to the smaller exhibits. If you drive into the garage, you will be able to purchase a ticket in the basement. The lines usually move faster in the basement. The recommended price is $25 for residents of NY but you can give whatever you want. For everyone else you will have to pay $25. TIP: If you plan on visiting multiple times it might be worth getting a membership.

Cristobal Turcios

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Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018

Excursions to the Metropolitan in Russian Of course the Metropolitan is a huge museum. You can not bypass the day. But you can get free excursions, which are held in the museum not only in English, but in nine languages, including Russian. You can find information about excursions on the museum's website. But, usually, they take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:30. Stunningly interesting excursions. The best way to get acquainted with the museum. With very different eyes, we looked at this unique collection of works of art brought from all over the world.

Horacio Petrera

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Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction." Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures. On January 13, 2015, the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art reaffirmed this statement of purpose and supplemented it with the following statement of mission: The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

Yamil Abraham Gerstner Javid

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Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Flexible admission fees, with discounts for students. In fact, one may enjoy the museum just with a few cents. Its exhibitions are just astonishing and well arranged. One may get wander for hours watching them and reading their notes. The whole staff is not very friendly, but it's a museum, not a theme park. I liked it a lot. In my opinion, it's a must to visit it if you're going to be stay in Manhattan or nearby.

Stephanie Pace

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Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

A great way to spend a day in NYC especially if you are into museums. There is so much to see and you can spend a good few hours here. The locations is nice as well since it's right there with Central Park. Take plenty of photos while visiting. There are some food options inside if you would like to try them out. You could also just hang out on the steps out front like some people or like Gossip Girl.