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Sister Wendy's American Collection
The Museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the nation's leading museum and one of the largest collections of art in the world. Established in 1870, the museum now sits at 79th and Central Park East in the heart of Manhattan and houses more than 30 million objects ranging from eighth-century Pharonic sculpture from to multimedia works made to celebrate the new millennium.

Notable galleries at the Met include the Temple of Dendur, a complete Egyptian temple that was moved to the museum from the Nile delta in 1934. The American Wing, completed in 1976, comprises the most comprehensive collection of art from the United States in the country, including numerous period rooms documenting American life and decorative arts from the 16th century through the 19th. The Cloisters, overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan, displays the Metropolitan's medieval treasures, including the Unicorn Tapestry. The museum also includes a study and preservation institute and one of the largest art libraries in the world.

The Web site for the Metropolitan Museum of Art,, is among the most extensive of any such site on the Web. More than 3,500 objects with annotations are presented on the site. A customization feature, My Met Gallery, allows visitors to create a reference page with images and links to works of specific interest. A Timeline of Art History is available in the Explore & Learn section of the site.

The Art Institute of Chicago | The Cleveland Museum of Art | Kimbell Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Other works from this museum featured in the program Tughra of Suleyman the Magnificent Royal Statuary of Hatshepsut Bis Poles