The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States and among the most visited art museums in the world. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments.
The main building on the eastern edge of Central Park, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. There is also a much smaller second location at The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan that features medieval art.
The permanent collection includes works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world.