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In addition, scholars of archaeology and art history conduct advanced research projects at the museum.
In 1866 a group of Americans in Paris, France, gathered at a restaurant to celebrate the Fourth of July (American Independence Day).
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After dinner, John Jay, a prominent lawyer and grandson of eminent American jurist John Jay, gave a speech proposing that he and his compatriots create a “national institution and gallery of art.” During the next four years, they convinced American civic leaders, art collectors, and philanthropists to support the project, and in 1870 the Metropolitan Museum of Art was incorporated.
New York Architecture Images- Metropolitan Museum of Art
But it is Indiana limestone, and the ongoing cleaning of the great, sweeping main facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is transforming the museum's north and south wings from grand classical-style monuments into something personal, even poetic.
The museum's first buildings in Central Park were set back from Fifth Avenue and shared the appearance of structures set within a park, apart from the city.
a "museum within the Museum" – devoted to the arts of Asia
The department exhibits various pieces of armor, edged weapons (such as spears and swords), and firearms as works of art.
"The Met is a universal museum: every category of art in every known medium from every part of the world during every epoch of recorded time is represented here and thus available for contemplation or study -- not in isolation but in comparison with other times, other cultures, and other media."
The Met Store
The Met Store is a fabulous place to buy gifts; you will find publications based on past and present exhibits, stationary, puzzles, jewelry and other reproductions produced by the Museum.