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Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York 10028

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4.5 out of 5
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  • Metropolitan Museum of ArtPro 2014
    hangry_cho
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    3 Apr 17, 2014

    So happy that i got to see the Jeff Koons exhibit on the roof here!

    TIP: This is one of the museums that is not donation based for entrance. So make sure to stay and get your $25 worth (adult price)!

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  • Metropolitan Museum of ArtPro 2014
    Louisa M.
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    4 Apr 08, 2014

    A lovely museum in one of the greatest cities in the world, the Met is a place for art lovers. The sculpture and furniture collections are particularly impressive (but the modern art wing is just so/so). When there's a special exhibit it's usually worth the visit. The Met is also one of the only museums I've been to that has a Jackson Pollock and a Lee Krasner piece in the same gallery (the Tate Modern in London also has a Pollock and a Krasner). My fellow art nerds will understand the geeky coolness of this.

    I agree with some reviewers as to the craziness of some of the security guards -- I'm not going to steal that Caravaggio just because I'm studying it intensely for a few minutes -- so be careful not to approach any of the works too closely or prepare to be reprimanded.

    The famous gift shop lives up to the hype. You should allow at least 30 minutes to browse the wares. If you go on a rainy or cold day, try NOT to bring a coat or umbrella or be prepared to brave the LONG lines at the coat check. When I say LONG, I mean LONG -- a wait of 60 minutes to drop off AND then to retrieve your items is not unheard of.

    Watch out for some of the scammers that tend to operate outside the museum. There are always people trying to "help" you get a taxi ride or trying to sell you some fake junk. Just keep walking and say no thanks. The taxi "helpers" are pretty bad around closing time. Just walk a block over and flag down your own ride.

    As for the "suggested donation" admission fee, don't be cheap. At least give them 10 bucks. Support our art museums because we need all the culture we can get in America!

    Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
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    Steve Hunter
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    5 Apr 08, 2014

    An absolutely beautiful building with one of the greatest Art collections in the world. Aside from all the amazing art through the ages(the ancient works are my favorites) I love the Armor section and the Egyptian Temple of Dendur.

    Recommended for:BackpackersFamily TravelersHistory BuffsLocal CultureStudents
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    Lia R
    5 Mar 19, 2014

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world, with the most significant art collections.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversLocal Culture
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  • Metropolitan Museum of ArtPro 2014
    Sean Jackson
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    5 Mar 05, 2014

    The MET is huge. You can spend 3 hours here and not scratch the surface. From Greek to Asian to Egyptian, European and American art the MET has a massive collection that can appeal to anyone.
    Admission here is tricky. They post a recommended price of $25/person but technically you can pay what you want. It really depends on how susceptible to guilt trips you are.

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  • Metropolitan Museum of ArtPro 2014
    Scott Hampton (@danielodyssey1)
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    5 Feb 25, 2014

    One of my favorite museums in NYC! The exhibits both exceed expectations and enlighten the mind. The MET has a few viewing hours worth of artifact eye candy, insightful events, and during the warm season the rooftop terrace opens for placid crowd socializing (beverages optional) with an excellent view of surrounding buildings past the adjacent horizon of treetops in Central Park.

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  • Metropolitan Museum of ArtPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Jan 05, 2014

    I've been to museums all over the world, but nothing prepares you for what you see and experience in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is simply the greatest museum in the world! I could have spent a whole day itself in the Frank Lloyd Wright room.

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    Lauren Baker
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    5 Dec 31, 2013

    The Met is not just an amazing collection, but a cultural icon. So much to see here that you could easily spend a few days.

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    Verlisia
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    5 Nov 06, 2013

    MET is an eye opener. I like it even more than The Louvre. Who wouldn't be overpowered by its sheer massiveness? What could really match a collection of this size and depth?

    I spent a day in MET and every single minute was intense. I went from room to room, from exhibits to exhibits, and still left unfulfilled. I felt like I barely scratched the surface of this mammoth. I want to go back sometime. I need to go back!

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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Nov 01, 2013

    Another must see in the city. I prefer the Guggenheim and MoMa but that's because my taste runs a bit more modern. The Met can be absolutely overwhelming. Plan out your attack and try not to see to much in one visit.

    The views from the Roof Garden are fantastic and make for a nice break.

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The most important place along New York's 'Museum Mile,' the permanent collection weighs in at two million works of art. From prehistoric Egyptian sculptures to modern American artists and the top European names, the 'Met' has many of the top art pieces in the country. The Egyptian Temple of Dendur is not to be missed -- the sandstone temple was reassembled inside of a large room and is surrounded by a reflecting pool. With Central Park in the background, it's quite the sight. Get in touch with your knight or damsel side perusing the medieval collection. When your feet are tired and your mind needs a break, head up to the popular roof garden for stunning views and a snack.
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