Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Overview

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a museum situated in New York City. It is counted as the tenth largest museum in the world and the largest museum in US. The museum is home to some of the finest art pieces and has been separated into seventeen different curatorial departments.

The collection of art work comprises of paintings, and sculptures accomplished by dexterous European artists. The museum also exhibits many magnum opuses of modern art, and also stashes the artwork of Islamic, African, Byzantine Asian, and Oceanic cultures. Apart from this the museum houses bevy of antique and unique attires, ornaments, ammunition, and musical instruments. The interior lovers can also find solace in old and traditional furniture and designs prevalent in 1st-century Rome and their peregrinations through modern America.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was established in 1870 by few enthusiastic entrepreneurs and folks interested in art and ideas. The thought was to bring art to the common masses in America. The museum was opened for the public in 1872. The complete collection of medieval art is treasured at the first floor. The museum also showcases ivory, tapestries, metals and biblical statues in the galleries.

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