An amazing place. I thought I’d like it but it surprised me just how much. I started with the ancient muddle east and then the people of the islands near a Australia and the Polynesians. Honestly I liked their cultural artwork more than anything else. I didn’t expect that going in. From their masks to their boats and paddles. I just thought it was incredible. Their were two teens near me making fun of it. I guess different people have different tastes? But the works from different African cultures were great. The Persian exhibit was way bigger than I would’ve thought. There was a special thanks to the Iranian American community. Clearly they put a lot into it some of the American and European painting depicting the working class grabbed me too. As did the Black American art and quilts from the Jim Crow days. The Chinese and Indian art was standout too. I’m leaving so much out. It was great. Five times I thought I saw it all and then realized I missed something big. The place turned out to have at four times the amount of art as I would’ve thought. It was just too much. Too much of a good thing. If I didn’t live over a thousand miles away I would’ve gone back the very next day. I had a huge backpack because it was my last day in town and I had just discharged from my hotel. That kinda whooped me and I’m still sore. I should’ve gone a day or two earlier. Don’t go with a heavy backpack. I will say that the fashion show thing isn’t my cup of tea, but it was for a lot of people. They were going wild for it. Fashion inspired by Catholicism. I did like some of it though. I can’t recommend the Metropolitan Museum any higher. An amazing place. I will be back.
I have a lot of fun there. There is a lot of things to see. I think it's important to go with a guided tour or with enough information of what you are going to see otherwise the experience could be boring or you will not enjoy the bunch of history that is enclosed in this wonderful place. I like the cafeteria. Although it's a little expensive to my taste the variety is good and the food is good. The terrace have an excellent View to the Central Park and to the lower Manhattan. You can take lots of pictures there. It's a place to spend the whole day so wear comfortable shoes because you are going to walk a lot.
Great museum all around, one of the most complete collections. Offers a superb experience. The visitor does not have to wait in line for a long time. Great location that can combine a visit to the museum with a walk in Central Park. Must visit the Greek and Egyptian section. Interesting collection of the greatest European painters. A must visit if you ever stay in New York.
A must-see world-class attraction. It might be a worth while trip to New York to only see this museum. Always great ongoing legacy exhibits, and usually a good rotation of new material as well. The Egyptian mummy and Temple are amazing and set up in such a way as to take your breath away. The question you ask over and over again is how it could have been constructed and then moved to NYC. Definitely see the Europeans and American wings of paintings. Famous paintings that you only saw in books will be hanging on the wall to enjoy. 'Washington Crossing The Delaware' is a must see and you will be amazed at how large it is!
I visit the MET at least three times a year. (I live in Vermont, so that's saying something.) In fact, nowadays the only thing I ever do in New York City is go to the MET; I enjoy every moment I spend there, and I always leave wanting more. To my mind (and many others), the MET is the greatest repository of art and history in the United States. I have favorite pieces, favorite rooms, and favorite collections that I visit regularly. I also love the changing exhibitions -- so beautifully curated. The space is massive, so having a plan is a good idea. Everything is top notch: the maps, the audio guides, the stores, and even the restaurants are designed to make the experience memorable. Anyone would find something to love if they spent a few hours there. Art is the most civilized and wonderful thing humans produce. The MET proves that every day in every gallery. (Well worth the $25 admission fee.)