New York City - The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET)

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world.  The Museum is made up of 3 sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

The Met Fifth Avenue:
This is the main site which houses twenty-five hundred European paintings by renown artists such as  Auguste Renoir, Johannes Vermeer, and Henri Matisse
The American Wing now houses the world's most comprehensive collection of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
Other major collections belonging to the Museum include arms and armor, the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, ancient Near Eastern art, Asian art, costume, drawings and prints, European sculpture and decorative arts, Greek and Roman art, Islamic art, medieval art, modern and contemporary art, musical instruments, photographs, and the Robert Lehman Collection

The Met Breuer is dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

This sit enables visitors to engage with the art of the 20th and 21st centuries through its unparalleled collection and resources of exhibitions, commissions, performances, and artist residencies.

The Met Cloistersis the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.
Located on a four acre plot of land on Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan

Among its masterpieces are an early fifteenth-century French illuminated book of hours, The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry; a richly carved, twelfth-century ivory cross attributed by some to the English abbey of Bury Saint Edmunds; stained-glass windows from the castle chapel at Ebreichsdorf, Austria; a stone Virgin of the mid-thirteenth century from the choir screen of Strasbourg Cathedral in France; and the Merode Triptych, representing the Annunciation, by the workshop of the fifteenth-century Netherlandish master Robert Campin.

Address
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-535-7710

Admission Fee
You can get tickets to The Met at the Museum's ticket counters or online in advance.
If you buy tickets at a museum ticket counter, the amount you pay is "what you can afford". There is a suggested admission fee for adults and free for children under 12.

All admission tickets include admission to The Met collection and all exhibitions. Ticket includes same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer (closed Mondays), and The Met Cloisters.

Open
Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May.

The Met Fifth Avenue - Tickets & Hours Information available at their website

Getting There
By Subway/Bus
From East Side of Manhattan:
Subway: Take the 6 train to 77th Street and walk two blocks west to Madison Avenue. Walk south two blocks to 75th Street. This walk is about a third of a mile and takes approximately eight minutes.
Bus: Take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Madison Avenue (from downtown locations) to 75th Street or along Fifth Avenue (from uptown locations) to 75th Street.

From West Side of Manhattan:
Take the 1 train to 79th Street, then the M79 crosstown bus across Central Park to Madison Avenue;
OR take the C train to 81st Street, then the M79 bus across Central Park to Madison Avenue.

From Penn Station:
Take the M4 bus to 75th Street and Madison Avenue
OR take the C local train to 81st Street and transfer to the M79 crosstown bus across Central Park to Madison Avenue.

From The Met Cloisters:
Take the M4 bus directly to 75th Street and Fifth Avenue, walk one block east to Madison Avenue
OR take the A train to 125th Street, transfer to the B or C local train, exit at 81st Street, and transfer to the M79 crosstown bus across Central Park to Madison Avenue.

The Met Fifth Avenue - Directions and Parking Information

Recommendation
• Combine this with a picnic or walk through Central Park.  Many of the beautiful parts of Central Park are located by the Museum: Reservior, Great Lawn, The Lake area and more!     Map of Central Park

• Bring water and wear good walking shoes, the Museum is large!

•  The Museum is located in a residential area so it is nice to stroll along the streets to see how people live in the city.  BTW the popular dessert place Serendipity is located somewhat near here. 

 • If you are visiting multiple attractions in NYC, purchase a City Pass or Explorer Card by Smart Destinations for discounts.  Included with both cards: skip-the-line admission and all exhibitions at The Met plus same day admission to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters.


Website The MET - Visitor Info - Website