The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

MET MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS 2021

CURRENT

  • In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The MET, ongoing
  • Surrealism Beyond Borders, through January 30, 2022
  • A New Look At Old Masters, through Spring 2022
  • In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, through September 2022

UPCOMING

  • Modern Times: British Prints, 1913–1939. November 1, 2021–January 9, 2022
  • Alter Egos: Projected Selves. November 22, 2021–May 2, 2022
  • Cruel Radiance: Photography, 1940s–1960s. November 22, 2021–May 1, 2022
  • Shell and Resin: Korean Mother-of-Pearl and Lacquer. December 13, 2021–July 5, 2022
  • Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman. February 17, 2022-May 15, 2022
Dutch Masterpieces at The Met Museum of Art in New York City

MET MUSEUM HOURS

Monday10AM–5PM
Tuesday10AM–5PM
WednesdayClosed
Thursday10AM–5PM
Friday10AM–9PM
Saturday10AM–9PM
Sunday10AM–5PM

The MET Museum is closed on:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25
  • January 1
  • First Monday in May.

The museum is located at: 1000 Fifth Avenue, at 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028

The cloisters are located at: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040

MET MUSEUM ADMISSION TICKETS

Entry is by timed ticket or reservation only and capacity is limited. To learn more, click here.

New York State residents and New York, New Jersey, Connecticut students, the amount you pay for tickets is up to you! Make your reservation online, then pay what you wish at a Met admissions desk with a valid ID on the day you visit.

General Admission Tickets:

  • $25 for adults
  • $17 for seniors
  • $12 for students

The MET is free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12.

MET MUSEUM LOCATIONS

  1. The MET Fifth Avenue
  2. The MET Cloisters

It is worth noting that each admission ticket provides same-day entry to both Met locations! 

WHY I LOVE THE MET IN NYC AND YOU WILL TOO

If you are planning a trip to New York City in the near future, add The MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) to the list of things you need to see during your visit to the city. The MET was founded on April 13, 1870 to encourage and develop the study of the fine arts, and over the years has become the largest art museum in the United States. The massive building (see the image that I shared at the start of this post) is perched on the edge of Central Park on Fifth Avenue in the Upper East Side. The museum’s permanent collection contains over two million works, that are enjoyed by more than 6 million visitors per year.

I’ve had the opportunity to visit The MET a few times over the years, and I can’t help but gasp each time I enter the Greek and Roman art wing. The way that bodies used to be carved out of marble is mesmerizing, I highly recommend you spend some time checking out the sculptures in the gallery. I could sit and look at sculptures all day long.

As I type this there are only two months left in this year (can you believe that?!), yet I will try to visit The MET once more before the holidays, especially to check out the “A New Look at Old Masters” exhibit. This exhibit includes paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and François Boucher. Visiting museums during chilly Fall or Winter afternoons is one of my favorite things to do in the city!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

MET MUSEUM STORE

Next time you visit the museum, don’t miss the gift shop where you can find around 300 art-infused gifts for just about everyone! Books, stationary, jewelry, clothing, accessories and home décor, The MET store has it all.

MET MUSEUM MAP

Take a quick look at the map below, so that you can familiarize yourself with the museum’s layout before your next visit to The MET.

Met museum map

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