纽约大都会博物馆 The Metropolitan Museum of Arts


纽约大都会博物馆 The Metropolitan Museum of Arts


纽约大都会博物馆

纽约大都会艺术博物馆,Metropolitan Museum of Art 是美国最大的艺术博物馆,也是世界著名博物馆。大都会艺术博物馆位于美国纽约5号大道上的82号大街,与著名的美国自然历史博物馆遥遥相对。占地13万平方米,它是与英国伦敦的大英博物馆、法国巴黎的卢浮宫、俄罗斯圣彼得堡(Saint Petersburg)的列宁格勒美术馆(The State Hermitage Museum)(也称冬宫音译艾尔米塔什博物馆)齐名的世界四大美术馆之一,共收藏有300万件展品。现在是世界上首屈一指的大型博物馆。

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world, with the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan’s Museum Mile, is by area one of the world’s largest art galleries. There is also a much smaller second location at “The Cloisters” in Upper Manhattan that features medieval art.

Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met’s galleries.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue.

As of 2012, the Met occupies about 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2).[13] Admission is pay what you wish with a recommendation of $25.

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