Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
• The Metropolitan Museum in New York
In the heart of New York is a real treasure island. So often referred to as one of the greatest museums in the world - the Metropolitan Museum.
The museum was founded in 1870 by a group of American businessmen and art lovers. He first opened to the public February 20, 1872.
The entrance ticket before serving small round multi-colored icons for every day of their color (the last few years before the abolition of the color every day randomly selected from 16 options). The icons can be attached to clothing and take a souvenir that made countless tourists, and residents themselves in New York. In 2013, the museum ceased to use metal badges and moved on stickers.
In its current building at Fifth Avenue, 1000, designed in the Gothic Revival style by American architects Calvert in Molde and Jacob, the museum moved in 1880.
The basis of the museum went to three private collection - 174 works of European art, among them works by Hals, Van Dyck, Tiepolo, and Poussin.
The collection grew rapidly after John's death in Kensett Museum possession crossed the 38 paintings from his private collection. But only in the XX century the museum has received worldwide recognition.
Today, the Metropolitan is proud of its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionists. By 1979 the Metropolitan had in his collection of five of less than 40 paintings owned by Vermeer. Egyptian Art Collection is one of the most comprehensive and representative in the world.
Today in the permanent collection contains more than two million works of art. The Underground is a lot of different types of collections. Among them, for example, the work of photographers Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Alfred Stieglitz and others.
Each year the museum publishes an "Annual Report" in which new acquisitions lists. The museum also publishes The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin.