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The Met Fifth Avenue, NYC

  • Historically Known As: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Moniker: The Met

  • Hours: Closed Monday (except Met Holiday Mondays), Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1
  • Phone: (212) 535-7710
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Museum Type: Congeries Repository

Great Hall of Van Rensselaer Manor House Architectural Remnant
Paneling from Marmion, the Fitzhugh Family House, Tidewater, Virginia Architectural Remnant
Wentworth House Interiors Architectural Remnant

Objects of Art

A Maid Asleep Painting
Allegory of Faith Painting
Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer Painting
Autumn Rhythm Painting
Bellona Painting
Crucifixion and Last Judgement Painting
Fishing Boats, Collioure Painting
Francesco Sassetti and His Son Teodoro Painting
From Williamsburg Bridge Painting
Fur Traders Descending the Missouri Painting
Hendrickje as Flora Painting
Knee-length Figure of a Man in an Oriental Dress Painting
Lady at the Tea Table Painting
Long Island Farmhouse Painting
Madame X Painting
Majas on a Balcony Painting
Mrs Stanford White (Bessie Springs Smith) Sculpture
Mrs Walter Rathbone Bacon (painting) Painting
Office in a Small City Painting
Panel from the Ballroom at Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, Virginia Architectural Remnant
Panel from the E Rothschild Building, Chicago Ornament
Panel from Western Methodist Book Concern Building, Chicago Ceramic Tile
Polyptych with the Nativity Painting
Portrait of a Lady Painting
Portrait of a Lady with a Pink Painting
Portrait of a Man with a Magnifying Glass Painting
Portrait of a Young Woman with a Fan Painting
Portrait of Floris Soop Painting
Portrait of Gerard de Lairesse Painting
Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels Painting
Portrait of Herman Doomer Painting
Portrait of Juan de Pareja Painting
Room from the Powel House, Philadelphia Ornamental Finish
Scoville Building Terracotta Fragments Sculpture
Self-portrait Painting
Study of a Young Woman Painting
Tables for Ladies Painting
The Champion Single Sculls Painting
The Death of Socrates Painting
The Fortune Teller Painting
The Grand Canal Painting
The Harvesters Painting
The Horse Fair Painting
The Judgement of Paris Painting
The Lighthouse at Two Lights Painting
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (painting) Painting
The Musicians Painting
The Olive Pickers, Saint-Remy, 1889 Painting
The Opening of the Fifth Seal Painting
The Oxbow Painting
View of Toledo Painting
Washington Crossing the Delaware Painting
Woman with a Lute Painting
Young Woman Drawing Painting
Young Woman with a Water Pitcher Painting


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1866/07/04 John Jay (NY Yacht Club) Promoter John Jay proposes the creation of a "national institution and gallery of art" Opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1870/04/30 Met Board of Trustees Trustees Legislature of the State of New York grants an act of incorporation to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1870/11/21 The Met acquires its firt work of art
1871/00/00 Joseph Hodges Choate Trustee 174 European paintings are added to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection
1880/03/30 Metropolitan Museum of Art opens to the public at its current site Opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1886/11/15 Met Board of Trustees Trustees The Met's Board of Trustees approves the establishment of the museum's first three curatorial departments: Paintings, Sculpture and Department of Casts.
1897/00/00 John S Kennedy Benefactor John S Kennedy donates Washington Crossing the Delaware to The Met Washington Crossing the Delaware
1902/12/00 Richard Morris Hunt Architect Beaux-Arts Fifth Avenue facade and Great Hall opens Opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1910/00/00 Henry Matisse The Met becomes the first public institution to acquire a work by Henri Matisse.
1910/10/00 Rembrandt's "Young Man with a Plumed Hat" is shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in a loan exhibition of paintings by old Dutch masters held in connection with the Hudson-Fulton celebration, September-November, MCMIX. Young Man with a Plumed Hat (Rembrandt) Hudson-Fulton Celebration
1924/11/11 American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens to the public. Panel from the Ballroom at Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, Virginia
1932/00/00 Herbert E Winlock Work Herbert E Winlock is named the director of the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
1957/00/00 Harriett Pullman Carolan Benefactor From Harriett's collection of exquisite clothes, a dress by Jean-Philippe Worth is donated to the Brooklyn Museum. In 2009, the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection was gifted to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2020/00/00 "The Masque of the Red Death", an India ink on graphite illustration by Aubrey Beardsley, is donated to The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City, a gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler. It is not always on view. Tales of Mystery and Imagination (collection)


Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
  • NRHP

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Particulars for The Met Fifth Avenue, NYC:
Art Attribute American Art
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Fine Arts
Criteria Historic Event
Museum Type Museum
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Neoclassical

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 24th June 1986

Registry Name: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Registry Address: Fifth Ave. at Eighty-second St.
Registry Number: 86003556
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: Hunt,Richard M.; et al.
Architectural Style: Classical revival
Area in Acres: 43
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Art, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1880, 1902
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Museum
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

Creative Works »

The Age of Innocence (book) Novel Edith Wharton Newland Archer meets Countess Olenska the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Catcher in the Rye (book) Book J D Salinger Setting

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