The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue in New York's Central Park. Founded in 1870 by a group of New Yorkers that included entrepreneurs and artists, the Metropolitan Museum of Art today houses more than two million art pieces from different periods throughout the centuries of human artistic history. The Met plays host to artwork stretching through over five thousand years of worldwide cultures, that is probably why it gets over five million visitors annually.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art complex itself includes the original Museum building, which the collection kept "outgrowing the space" during its early years. The current building, designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould and made distinctive by the Beaux-Arts façade that was added in 1926, houses an amazing collection of artworks including American paintings and sculpture; Eastern, African, Asian, medieval, European, Egyptian, Greek and Roman art. Any visitor would be amazed to view one of the biggest private art collections in the world housed at the Metropolitan Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art also incorporates the Cloisters Museum of Architecture building and the Medievil Cloister Gardens.
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The Metropolitan Art Museum can be contacted by phone on : 212-535-7710.
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