Any visitor to the Big Apple should spend at least a couple of hours at this vast museum. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, it... More
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Any visitor to the Big Apple should spend at least a couple of hours at this vast museum. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, it has more than 1.5 million square feet (139,355 square meters) of exhibition space. European paintings on display include works by Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Titian and Vermeer. The Egyptian gallery is unparalleled and Asian art, sculpture, armory, and photography also vie for your attention. During warm weather, the open-air roof garden displays contemporary sculpture. Apart from being a treasure trove for art lovers, this museum provides a fun-filled and educational experience for all ages.
Best time by far to visit this museum is on a saturday night when they are open until 9 pm. It's far less crowded. It's impossible to see everything in this museum even if you go from open to close. I'd advise everyone to figure out what they would like to see, and buy a guide book, before visiting. Even if you are not an art lover the historical artifacts alone are enough to entertain. I also, enjoy their collection of Modern Art almost more than I do "MOMA's