Metropolitan Museum of Art

From Egyptian artifacts to Roman sculptures, art spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture can be found among the Met’s 3.3 million piece collection. Its 32 acres of floor space make it the largest art museum in the Western Hemisphere, and 5 million people visit the museum every year. The museum’s collection includes European Art, American Art, Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, Ancient Art, Medieval Art, Asian Art, costumes, tapestries, musical instruments, drawings, prints, photographs, arms and armor, and sculptures. In addition to the main museum building, the Metropolitan also owns the Cloisters, overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. It is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

Don’t Miss:

  • Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington
  • The sculptures in Charles Englehard Court and the Medieval Sculpture Hall
  • The Arms and Armor display


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.