Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Museum of Arts

The MET stands majestically on the streets of New York, spanning multiple blocks. As soon as we entered the museum, we grabbed a museum map, purchased the tickets, clipped the Met pin and started with the Greek and Roman art section on the first floor. Then we went on to explore all the other wings on the first floor until we were dog tired. Although everything was interesting, we specifically enjoyed the Egyptian and European culture wings.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The museum looks top notch, the exhibits are well organized with information cards next to each exhibit and rooms are marked for easy navigation. Docents are available in every nook and corner to answer any of your questions. The museum is so prodigious that it is humanly impossible to explore the entire museum in a single day. I wish we could have spent at least 2 days here to explore the museum in its absoluteness.

Marble Statue

The cafes inside the museum are high-priced; however the good thing is that one can enter/exit the museum multiple times on the same day with the Met pin. There are numerous food stands just outside serving hot dogs, kabobs, drinks etc. at a very reasonable price (cash only).

At the fag-end of the day we walked out of the museum with an information overload of the world history and got us thinking about how the world would be a few centuries from now.

Statue of a woman

I highly recommend this place for people who have a profound interest in world history. Even if you are not, still reserve a day of your trip because you will enjoy it.

  • Mark off each room that you have visited on the map, because it is easy to lose track of the rooms that you have already seen
  • Unlimited entry/exit into the museum on the same day as long as you have the Met pin safe with you
  • Plan to visit the MET on Fridays or Saturdays when the museum is open until 9.00pm; on other days the museum closes by 5.30pm

More Info
  • Admission is on an honor basis; recommended is $25/adult
  • Audio tours available for $7/adult
  • Museum map available for free
  • Restrooms, cafĂ©, gift shops and water fountains inside the museum
  • No food and drinks permitted
  • Camera allowed; no flash photography or video

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