Once you are inside Central Park, head towards the Obelisk, a large monument next to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You will find it on the Museum Mile in the Upper East Side of the Park. The Museum is one of the most famous ones in the world, the most renowned in New York and one of the most visited Central Park attraction. With good reason. The Egyptian exhibition includes more than 26,000 items in 39 rooms, making it a must see. The most stunning part of it is a reconstruction of the burial chamber of Perneb, a courtier. It holds statues and hieroglyphs that are more than 4,000 years old.
Other notable exhibitions include Chinese paintings and sculptures, burial items from the ancient Americas, Devine paintings and poems from India, as well as Islamic weapons that are centuries old. The Museum holds pieces of many cultures and gives you the unique opportunity to explore them all under one roof.
The Met has a large medieval collection. Eight dedicated galleries, one of which is designed to invoke the atmosphere of a church. A big part of the art included is Christian due to the influence the church exercised over artists in Europe.
Art and weapons are not the only things that can be seen. The AndrÈ Martens Galleries offers more than 800 musical instruments from every discipline imaginable. The Costume Institute is for the fashion lovers. There you will find a new temporary exhibition every time you visit. Some concentrate on specific time periods, others on specific artists. Right now you can take delight in the pieces that are a part of Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology. It explores how machines have transformed what we wear since the last century.
In addition to that you will find many temporary exhibitions that will reveal in front of you the splendor of Nepal, the tranquility of sleep and the beauty of stone.After you have visited the museum, why don't check out Central Park Zoo or Belvedere Castle?
Ticket Counter Admission:
Entrance is free. However, the Museum depends on donations and kindly asks you to give as much as you can. Suggested admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for children under 12.
Open Seven Days a Week:
Sunday to Thursday: 10 am to 5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 amto9 pm*
Closed for Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.