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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is often referred to by the nickname of “The Met”, is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. Its main office is located on the right side of Central Park in New York, along what is called the Museum Mile (ie, the “museum mile”). In 1986 he was listed as a National Historic Landmark. The Met also has a branch, called The Cloisters, which contains a section devoted to medieval art.
The opening ceremony of the art gallery at 681 Fifth Avenue on February 20 1872 wood engraving published in Frank Leslie’s Weekly March 9, 1872.
The Met’s permanent collection contains more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen sections.
Are permanently exhibited works from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also has a considerable amount of works of art of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic.
The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, clothes and accessories vintage and antique weapons and armor from around the world.
The central atrium of the museum
In the galleries of the museum are always exposed major reconstructions of interiors, ranging from Rome in the first century to the modern American design.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Met organizes and hosts large traveling exhibitions throughout the year.