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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


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.


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

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

A great experience at a remarkable location.

The Empire State Building is a signal structure in a great city. The advance purchase of a priority admission made the visit even more enjoyable by bypassing the lines.
Empire State Building Ticket Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/23/2016

An iconic symbol of New York well worth visiting, amazing views.

Avoided all the queues and crowds by pre-booking and arriving early in the morning. Thoroughly enjoyed the observation decks and views followed by an excellent breakfast in the State bar & grill on the ground floor.
Empire State Building Ticket Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/10/2016

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