Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art @ New York

This is my first time being in an art museum. I never imagine how it feel being in an art museum. However, I really amazed with the collection which The Metropolitan Museum of Art also known as The MET has. In my New York City itinerary, I only list this museum as the must visit place. In terms of visitors, this museum rank the third most visited museum in the world. I really like their art collections especially from Pablo Picassa, Van Gogh, George Seurat, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Rembrandt. I had read about those greatest artists when I was young but I can't imagine that I could see their real painting one day.

Some of the painting here are really huge and all the painting is nicely arrange. They even have benches for the visitors to sit down to appreciate the work of art. I would recommend those who like art to spend at least half a day here. I am a bit rush visiting this museum as I only have 90 minutes before they close. If you want to spend much time visiting this museum, do come on Friday or Saturday as they open until 9.00pm.


The Met at night.

They had Heroic African exhibition during my visit here.

This is one of the museum which you can pay any amount that you can afford. The recommended amount is USD20. "Art is for everyone".

The sections includes:
1. American decorative arts
2. American paintings and sculpture
3. Ancient Near Eastern art
4. Arms and armor
5. Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
6. Asian art
7. The Costume Institute
8. Drawings and prints
9. Egyptian art
10. European paintings
11. European sculpture and decorative arts
12. Greek and Roman art
13. Islamic art
14. Robert Lehman Collection
15. Medieval art
16. Modern art
17. Musical instruments
18. Photographs



Paintings of the display.


European paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Painting by Joan Miro.

Its a very funny piece of art.

Beautiful stained glass.

Aztec art/sculpture.


Egyptian art.



Roman sculpture display.

Arms & armor display.

Hours:
Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday: Closed (except Holiday Mondays)

Address:
5th Avenue and 82nd Street, Manhattan, New York

Comments:

  1. Truly "A NIght In the Musuem" feel!

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  2. Yup, good museum. I wish can spend more time there :-)

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  3. Maybe last time don't have anything more interesting to draw :-)

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