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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City: 194 reviews and 382 photos

by Birsen

The finest collection of American art in the world, a selection of ancient Egyptian art that rivals any outside of Cairo, and an amazing array of European painting and sculpture--these are just some of the reasons why the Met remains the cultural touchstone of the arts-dense city. In most every artistic field, these vast collections are good-to-outstanding--and often superlative.

The Collection
In addition to the American and Egyptian art, the Greco-Roman galleries and European paintings are some of the finest in the world, and feature important works from just about every country, period and style. Given the breadth of its offerings, the Met is best taken in small doses. Fortunately, the museum has a pay-what-you-wish policy that allows entry for as little as a quarter.

Address: 1000 5th Ave., New York, NY 10028
Directions: 1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710
Cross Street: 82nd Street
Directions: 4, 5, 6 at 86th St

Phone: (212) 535-7710
Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 3, 2005
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