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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

“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

“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

“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

Our insider 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 should I visit?
    Sun - Thurs: 10AM - 5:30PM. Fri - Sat: 10AM - 9PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    $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 information
    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

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 3,536 reviews

We had a similar pass for San Francisco last summer. It's so nice to have options and to be able to skip lines. The hint to go to the Rose Center entrance of the American Museum of Natural History was outstanding! Long lines due to the holidays and a Kwanza celebration but walked right in the side entrance.

Wonderful tour, the host Ally was a lovely girl with a very upbeat personality which made the tour a lot of fun!! It was very informative and fab for seeing the filming locations in the programme and also other parts of Manhattan that I wouldn’t necessarily have gotten to see!! Defo recommend them tour!!

Sex and the City Hotspots Tour Reviewed by

Buddy did an amazing job. His overall knowledge was great. He was very interactive and explained many of the highlights in and around the park fro historical to movies. I would recommend highly!! Hey Buddy your travelers from Buffalo!! ☺

New York City: Central Park Tour by Pedicab Reviewed by

Provided you with great information in an entertaining way. The guides were informative well beyond the scope of telling what it was. I enjoy the historical perspective with a touch of humour added.

Wonderful museum. Reminds me of the Louvre. We only made it through the first floor of the museum. We will definitely be going back again the next time we are in New York.