The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The MET.
Perhaps one of the best known museums in the western world, next to the Louvre or Rijksmuseum.
This massive place is popular for good reason — not only is their collection comprehensive of human history, but they have three physical locations, a workhorse team of curators and are host to arguably the most art-centric night of the year, the MET gala.
Shepherd's Idyll, Francois Boucher, 1768.
Greco-Roman sculpture court
For me, this was an absolute 'must' when visiting NYC in April — they had over a dozen special exhibits and the architecture alone makes it the perfect place to lose a few hours!
Rather than add in more of my commentary, I'll share some of my favorite parts of the museum so you can understand why you should see it in person!
Weaponry and armor permanent exhibit
Reception room from Damascus
Asian art wing
PixCell-Deer #24, Kohei Nawa (taxidermy deer covered in crystals)
Herakles the Archer, Antoine-Emile Bourdelle, 1909
Embellished sword hilt with Virgin Mary
Excitedly posing by two Carlo Crivelli paintings housed in the MET, here: Madonna and Child, 1450
Ready to plan your trip?