The Metropolitan Museum of Art is situated in New York City, United States. In total, this museum contains more than two million pieces of art which is divided into 19 different departments. It is also called the ‘The Met’ Museum, which is one of the largest art museum in the world. It also has a smaller department in upper Manhattan which displays historic features of medieval art.
The museum has a collection of classical antique, art of Ancient Egypt, printings and sculptures of the European royals, as well as the American modern art. It also has historic holdings of all the continents like Africa, Asia, Islamic and many more. It is also an encyclopedia for a full collection of musical instruments, weapons, armor, costumes including accessories from all parts of the world. So much so that it also has great collection of interiors right from the 1st century till the modern age interior design.
The making of the Metropolitan Museum is very unique. A lot of people from different sections and walks of life came together to form it is 1870. This group had leading businessmen, financiers, known artist who had a notion of bringing the art and education in front of the American public. It was formally opened for the local public in 1872.
The Metropolitan is known for its sleekness, great and rich color contrast and the lighting effect adds a touch of polished monuments. Its architectural structure is Gothic and is governed by the local administration of New York. Tourists find this place extremely worth spending time with their family and friends.