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Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York City, NY 10028-0198
212-535-7710

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

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The Metropolitan Museum’s collection contains more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times. About 6,500 objects—highlights from each of the Museum’s curatorial departments as well as the entire Department of European Paintings and the entire Department of American Paintings and Sculpture—can be accessed online.

Highlights Include:
American Wing – Historical paintings and sculpture from colonial times through the early 20th century.

Egyptian Art Collection – It ranks among the finest outside Cairo and includes 36,000 objects of artistic, historical, and cultural importance. Be sure to see the Temple of Dendur presented to the United States as a gift from the Egyptian government.

European Painting – Major canvases, panels and frescoes by Italian, Flemish, Dutch, French, Spanish, and British masters, from the 12th through the 19th century.

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