The Metropolitan Museum of Art, better know by New Yorkers as The Met, is one of the world's most famous institutions. It is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue on the edge of Central Park. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the ten museums on the famous Museum Mile in New York City.
The museum houses more than two million works of art with nineteen separate departments. It is well known around the world for its holdings in the following departments: African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic.
Be sure to check out the museum's famous European Paintings department, with eighteen works by Rembrandt, twenty-one oil paintings by Cezanne, and thirty-seven pieces by Monet. Whether you are an art student studying in the city or a tourist from halfway around the world, there are sure to be familiar works hanging on the walls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Met hosts more than 35,000 pieces of artwork from ancient Greek and Roman times. Be sure to check out the reconstructed bedroom chamber, which was excavated after the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
If you are looking to tour an equally impressive but smaller museum affiliated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, be sure to check out the Cloisters. The Cloisters hosts artwork from European medieval times.