Amidst the wide range of art galleries and museums found in New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art certainly stands in the forefront of the pack.
The museum has amassed millions of pieces of art since its inception in 1870, showcased through a number of mediums. Decorative art, paintings, costumes, sculptures, literature, musical instruments, photographs, textiles and much more cover the rooms and halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ensuring that there is a sight for everyone to get interested in.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open Tuesday-Sunday. Along with the overwhelming permanent collection housed within the museum, there are also a number of special exhibits coming and going throughout the year. Past special exhibits have included drawings by Vincent van Gogh and works by Sol LeWitt.