The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the major art galleries in the world and is dedicated to collect and exhibit works of art from different periods and styles.
Its main building, popularly known as the Met, is located at the eastern edge of Central Park and on its two million square feet of area, hosts art pieces of Ancient Egypt and classical antiquity, medieval and renaissance art, American and Modern art, as well as an extensive collection of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic art.
On its permanent collection visitors could find different valuable pieces such as an amulet of Anubis, a marble column from the temple of Artemis, a woman’s comb from the 15th century, an Islamic 12th century chess set and paintings by Van Dyck, Manet, Rembrandt, Mancini, Vermeer, Degas Van Gogh and Picasso, among hundreds of other European Masters. It also includes rich collections of drawings and prints, photography, musical instruments from different cultures and the costume institute with more than 80,000 costumes and accessories.
Besides its main location in Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a small location in upper Manhattan called the Cloisters which keeps a great collection of medieval art.
Do not miss such an awesome and comprehensive art collection, and stay alert to the special exhibitions regularly held at the Met.
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