The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as the MET, is the main museum in New York City. It is one of the largest and most prestigious art museums in the world. Since its creation in 1872, it has included collections that cross all eras with big names such as Courbet, Degas, Renoir, Monet... Like the Louvre Museum, the MET also presents an exhibition devoted to ancient Egypt. You will discover the recovery of the Temple of Dendur, offered by Egypt to the United States as a thank you for their help during the Floods of the Nile. From the large glass-roofed room, you'll have a stunning view of Central Park. The room for the exhibition of medieval art is recognized by its large oriflammes and its imposing wrought iron gates.
What works of art can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art? In the temple of Dendur, sphinxes, hieroglyphics and coffins can be seen from the large collection of Egyptian art. In the European section, sculptures and decorative arts can be enjoyed from the 15th to the 20th century where 50,000 works of art are on display.