NY Minute: 7 Things You Must-See at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hi everyone!

My name is Fritzie. I’m passionate about writing, photography, and traveling. I am married to the love of my life, Abraham. We both love to travel and explore new places. 

One of our favorite places to visit is New York City. We only live a few hours away, so we love to take day trips to the “Big City” and check out the different spots.

Last spring, we decided to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). I’ve always wanted to visit the MET and see the various collections from around the world. The museum has over 2 million works of art!

I know it’s impossible to see everything in one day. So, I did a little research and made a must-see list. Here are some of the amazing pieces of art at the museum.

1. The Temple of Dendur

EgyptIan Art, Gallery 131

2. Ugolino and His Sons, Jean Baptiste Carpeaux

European Sculpture & Decorative Arts, Gallery 548

3. Buddha of Medicine Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo)

Asian Art, Gallery 206

4. Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emanuel Leutze

The American Wing, Gallery 760

5. Self Portrait with a Straw Hat, Vincent Van Gogh

European Paintings, Gallery 825

6. Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga, Goya

European Paintings, Gallery 633

7. Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, Johannes Vermeer

European Paintings, Gallery 964

It was fun trying to find these must-see pieces from a treasure trove of masterpieces. Overall, the whole experience was so surreal. I wasn’t prepared to be transported to another place in time as I walked through the different galleries.

Do you like going to museums? Which ones have you visited? Any favorite artwork? Feel free to share in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

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