The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a cultural center not only of the entire North American continent, but of the entire world. Beyond all doubt, this is a major New York city Museum, the collection of art treasures, which is one of the largest and the most important of the existing collections of our planet.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located on the Eastern end of Central Park, in the quarter called the Museum Mile in Manhattan. The collection of the Museum contains exhibits from the times of classical Antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures of virtually all modern masters. There are more than two million works of art.
The main building of the Museum, which is called The Met by the Americans, is one of the world's largest art gallery.
The Museum was opened on the 20th of February 20, 1872, and was located on 5th Avenue, 681. In the late nineteenth century, after negotiations with the municipality of New York, The Met bought from the city a plot of land on the East side of the Central Park, where the first building of the Museum created in the Gothic style by the architect Calvert Vaux, is still located. In 1986, the Museum was added to the list of National Historic heritage of the United States.
The permanent exhibition of The Met is divided into 19 individual sections, each of which includes its own staff of curators, conservators and scientists.
Another value of the Museum is represented by its libraries. The most important of them is the library named after Thomas George Watson displaying books on the history of art. Many sections also have their own specialized libraries, reflecting their theme. In addition, the libraries of the Museum have unique examples of books that are the works of art themselves. Many libraries of the Museum have free entrance without obtaining prior permission.
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