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5 Famous Artworks Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art

As the largest art museum in the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection is unparalleled, with works ranging from Ancient Egypt all the way to American and modern artists. Find a map at Information and spot these famous pieces.

“The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer” by Edgar Degas

Degas was famous for his paintings, but after his death a large collection of statues were found, including this stunning render of a bold young dancer. 2nd floor, 815

“Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze

This iconic piece of American history shows George Washington leading a secret attack during the Revolutionary War. 2nd floor, 760

"Wheat Field with Cypresses" by Vincent van Gogh

Only van Gogh can infuse so much emotion in a landscape. An original by this Dutch Impressionist is truly a sight to behold. 2nd floor, 823

Photo: Jean-Christophe BENOIST @ CC BY 3.0

"The Temple of Dendur"

In the Met’s most beautiful room, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Central Park, stand the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple built in 15 BC. 1st floor, 131

“Under the Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai

Commonly known as “The Wave,” this woodblock print is one of the most famous works of Japanese art. 2nd floor, 225

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Our Tips

Hours

The museum is open 7 days a week, 10 AM to 5:30 PM on Sunday - Thursday and 10 AM to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets

Admission is on a pay as you wish basis, but a ticket is still required to enter. The recommended amount for adults is $25. Be clever and book online!

Transportation & Directions

Parking begins at $20, so take the train to save on transportation. The museum is located at 82nd Street and 5th Avenue. Take the 1, 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west.

Visit the Rooftop Garden

Be sure to take a trip to the sculpture garden for an incredible view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Sun - Thurs: 10AM - 5:30PM. Fri - Sat: 10AM - 9PM.
  • What is the price?
    $25 recommended and encouraged, but not required
  • Will I need a guide?
    Both tours and audio guides are available, but you can also grab a map and wander as you please.
  • How to get there
    Take the 1, 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west.
  • Additional tips
    All backpacks and large bags must be checked at coat check. Save some time by leaving your large items behind.

What People Are Saying About Metropolitan Museum of Art

Excellent, unique experience, the tour guide was the best i ever had

Starting from the very efficient system of follow up to us as customer, puntuallity of the tour guide. This tour guide for me has been the best I ever had in my life and in all my trips around the world. Mr Vitali was always very kind, interest in our satisfaction, well knowledge of the history of the central park, a tour guide with great details with the tourist, happy, respectfull, in other words, the right person. I'm a retire executive of a Multinational company and a high rank retire soldier and I can tell that in other ocassion i will recommend Mr. Vitali, a key in the success of your company. Please express to him my message in appreciation for his excellent job, I will try to use Mr Vitali as a role model to the others. In general the tour is excellent, congratulations for this great service, happy holidays, Jose Cruz Moya Puerto Rico

New York City: Central Park Tour by Pedicab Reviewed by Jose, 11/29/2016

Best way to familiarize yourself with Manhattan

Most accommodating franchise. The staff very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

New York: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by Dan, 10/31/2016

My husband had never been up in the building. It was a new experience

The rain did not give us good visibility but the experience of being there and going up was still fun and interesting. The people working there told us the situation and they were honest. That I appreciated.

Empire State Building Ticket Reviewed by Raymond, 10/13/2016

absolutely fanstatic view from the empire

fantastic view. very friendly people. entry not possible without passport! get the ticket anyway with the voucher

Empire State Building Ticket Reviewed by Michele, 10/13/2016

The bus tours were great-guides fun and helpful.

Busses were good, but some of the headphones/audio didn't work. Guides fun and informative.

New York: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by Nancy, 10/06/2016

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