The Metropolitan Museum of Art , colloquially “the Met”, is the largest art museum in the United States. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among 17 curatorial departments.
The main building at 1000 Fifth Avenue (map), along the Museum Mile on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is by area one of the world’s largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters (map) at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from medieval Europe.
The museum’s permanent collection consists of 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.