Attraction of the Week – Metropolitan Museum of Art

September 2, 2016 1:03 pm
Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York Pass

Aerial View of Metropolitan Museum of Art | Photo by Eric Bowers

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One of the largest museums in the world and certainly one of the most coveted destinations in the United States and New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a majestic institution well worth a visit.

The Met institution now comprises of the main Met 5th Avenue, the Cloisters and the Met Breuer.

The main Met Museum is located on the east side of Central Park along the Museum Mile and features a permanent collection of over two million works spanning from ancient art to decadent classics and extravagant modern art. The Met also runs grandiose temporary exhibits. The stairs of the Met serve as a popular hang out spot for Upper East Side locals and visitors alike.

The Met Cloisters is located in Harlem’s quaint Fort Tryon Park and is dedicated to Medieval European art. The Cloisters will transport you into a different time and onto a different continent. Its location and landscape give it a remote, tranquil atmosphere, which makes the museum the perfect getaway from the hassle of Manhattan, without having to leave.

The Met Breuer is the newest addition to the Met family. It opened in March 2016 on Madison Avenue in the famous Marcel Breuer building, originally occupied by the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Met Breuer was introduced to host a collection of modern and contemporary art.

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The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-535-7710

The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-731-1675

The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040
Phone: 212-923-3700

The New York Pass grants free same day admission to all of the Met museum locations.

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