The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Suggested-Free Admission Fridays

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Suggested-Free Admission Fridays
Oct 18

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Suggested-Free Admission Fridays

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Suggested Admission Fridays at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art Fifth Avenue; Free Admission for Members, Patrons and Children (under 12) - see INFO below. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's earliest roots date back to 1866 in Paris, France, when a group of Americans agreed to create a national institution and gallery of art to bring art and art education to the American people. The lawyer John Jay, who proposed the idea, swiftly moved forward with the project upon his return to the United States from France. Under Jay's presidency, the Union League Club in New York rallied civic leaders, businessmen, artists, art collectors, and philanthropists to the cause. On April 13, 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art was incorporated, opening to the public in the Dodworth Building at 681 Fifth Avenue. On November 20 of that same year, the Museum acquired its first object, a Roman sarcophagus. In 1871, 174 European paintings, including works by Anthony van Dyck, Nicolas Poussin, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, entered the collection. Open Seven Days a Week: SundayThursday: 10 am5:30 pm Friday and Saturday: 10 am9 pm Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May.

when: October 18 @ 10am - 9pm
where: The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (map)
INFO: Suggested Admission for New York State residents as well as NY, NJ and CT students. Free for Members, Patrons & Children (under 12 yo). Phone: 212-535-7710 Website
category: Arts & Culture
 

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