Often referred to as "The Met", it is one of the worlds' great museums.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States. 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.
The museum was founded in 1870 and Calvert Vaux designed the original red-brick and stone ‘mausoleum’ in collaboration with Jacob Wrey Mould which is now hidden from view. In 1894 Richard Morris Hunt began the design for the new central section, which he continued to work on until his death in 1895. His son Richard Howland Hunt then took up the project accompanied by George B. Post and the design was completed in 1902.The high Victorian Gothic style was not well received however as the style had gone out of favour by the time it was the finished. The project was deemed a ‘mistake’ and within 20 years a new plan which engulfed the old building was built along with many more additions over the years.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dimensions: 18” x 8” x 8″