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5 Famous Artworks Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art

As the largest art museum in the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection is unparalleled, with works ranging from Ancient Egypt all the way to American and modern artists. Find a map at Information and spot these famous pieces.

“The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer” by Edgar Degas

“The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer” by Edgar Degas

Degas was famous for his paintings, but after his death a large collection of statues were found, including this stunning render of a bold young dancer. 2nd floor, 815

“Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze

“Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze

This iconic piece of American history shows George Washington leading a secret attack during the Revolutionary War. 2nd floor, 760

"Wheat Field with Cypresses" by Vincent van Gogh

Only van Gogh can infuse so much emotion in a landscape. An original by this Dutch Impressionist is truly a sight to behold. 2nd floor, 823

Photo: Jean-Christophe BENOIST @ CC BY 3.0

"The Temple of Dendur"

In the Met’s most beautiful room, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Central Park, stand the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple built in 15 BC. 1st floor, 131

“Under the Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai

“Under the Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai

Commonly known as “The Wave,” this woodblock print is one of the most famous works of Japanese art. 2nd floor, 225

Our insider tips

Hours

The museum is open 7 days a week, 10 AM to 5:30 PM on Sunday - Thursday and 10 AM to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets

Admission is on a pay as you wish basis, but a ticket is still required to enter. The recommended amount for adults is $25. Be clever and book online!

Transportation & Directions

Parking begins at $20, so take the train to save on transportation. The museum is located at 82nd Street and 5th Avenue. Take the 1, 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west.

Visit the Rooftop Garden

Be sure to take a trip to the sculpture garden for an incredible view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Sun - Thurs: 10AM - 5:30PM. Fri - Sat: 10AM - 9PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    $25 recommended and encouraged, but not required
  • Will I need a guide?
    Both tours and audio guides are available, but you can also grab a map and wander as you please.
  • How to get there
    Take the 1, 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west.
  • Additional information
    All backpacks and large bags must be checked at coat check. Save some time by leaving your large items behind.

What people are saying about Metropolitan Museum of Art

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 2,167 reviews

Loved, loved loved Peter Pan guide we had!!

Meeting place was a little unclear for first timers in NYC but once we met up our pedicab person was the perfect guide and knowledgable, funny, personable. My friend and I found this to be one of our favorite activities that we did on our 3 day visit to the city. We are small town people on a first trip. this was a highlight and much of that due to our guide.

New York City: Central Park Tour by Pedicab Reviewed by

FANTASTIC! Do not hesitate to go on this tour!

A wonderful experience. We are only in New York for a short time - this tour could not have been better and has made us want to come back for more! Our tour guides depth of knowledge, giving an insider's perspective and small intimate group image this tour wonderful.

Fantastic value , great way to see all the sights

We bought the pass and I was a bit worried that we wouldn’t get our monies worth but it exceeded expectations. We saw so many sights included was hop on hop off bus and water taxi. Easy to use and good value for money.

Fun way to see the city with many SATC highlights

Ally, our tour guide, was really great & fun! The only thing that would have made this better is to have a bit longer time at a couple of the spots, the allotted time didn’t allow for actual shopping or time to eat!

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This tour was great..and we really enjoyed it..

Our tour guide was called Vitaly, who was very knowledgeable of the area..he also made it funny and entertaining us. Would highly recommend this tour guide and would have no problems in using again..Thanks Vitaly.

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