Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Wed. 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
Thu. 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
Fri. 9:30 AM–9 PM
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Manhattan, New York 10028
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The Met's map is so difficult to figure out, and there's so many grand galleries like this one, that I'm not going to embarrass myself by guessing at what this was.
The Met (website) is a Museum (Encyclopedic) in New York. Its branches include: Cloisters Museum and Gardens.
Official description from Met:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.

Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.

Dan's opinion:
With few apparent restrictions and barriers between viewers and its collection, The Met has a lot more faith that I do in our ability to not bumble into things or leave spittle on millennia-old archeological treasures. Or its collection really is so massive that it can just constantly replace items at will without anyone noticing.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (colloquially The Met) is an art museum on the eastern edge of Central Park, along "Museum Mile" in New York City, United States. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often called "the Met", is one of the world's largest art galleries; there is also a much smaller second location, at "The Cloisters", in Upper Manhattan, which features medieval art. Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met's galleries.

Promotional images for exhibits from Met official site

Current Exhibitions

Feb 09, 2011 – May 08, 2011
This exhibition unites for the first time the works from Cézanne's series of Card Player canvases together with their associated oil studies and drawings. Also included is a carefully selected group of Cézanne's related paintings of peasants, several of which depict the same local models who appear in the Card Player compositions.
Apr 05, 2011 – Jul 04, 2011
This exhibition will focus on the Romantic motif of the open window as first captured by artists around 1810–20. These works include hushed, sparse rooms showing contemplative figures, studios with artists at work, and window views as sole motifs.
Feb 01, 2011 – May 01, 2011
This loan exhibition organized by the Peabody Essex Museum presents some ninety paintings, decorative works, architectural elements, and religious works created for an elaborate two-acre private retreat built deep within the Forbidden City in 1771 as the retirement residence of one of China's most extravagant monarchs.
Mar 08, 2011 – Aug 21, 2011
Works featured in this installation are highly creative re-imaginings of the iconic form of the African mask.
Nov 16, 2010 – Jul 04, 2011
The focus of this exhibition is the statue Haremhab as a Scribe, the most famous three-dimensional image of the general, created before he became king.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Apr 26, 2011 – Sep 05, 2011
At the turn of the last century, night photography came into its own as an artistic genre. In the early years of the medium, capturing images under low-light conditions was nearly impossible, but by the early twentieth century, faster films, portable cameras, and commercial flashbulbs freed artists to explore the graphic universe of shimmering light and velvety darkness that reveals itself in the hours between dusk and dawn.
Aug 30, 2011 – Jan 22, 2012
The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace.

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