The Metropolitan Museum of Art Reopens with a Big Crowd in
New York City….!
NEW YORK,NY (SMI-ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT,08.29.20)- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as "The MET " and for being the largest Art museum of the United States reopened
today Satuday August 29, 2020 after shutting down it's doors on March 13, 2020 due to the global pandemic virus Covid-19 that has caused over 184,000 deaths in the US and 838,000 worldwide.
The MET was founded in 1870 with the purpose to bring and educate art to the American citizens and has never closed more than three days previously over a century.
The reopening took place this morning at the front steps of the museum an inside afterward with MET's President and CEO, Daniel H. Weiss and Max Hollein, director of the MET in attendance greeting New York's native and artist Stephen Galiczynski who was the first to entered the museum after its closure.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City known as the "The Met " is the largest art museum in the United States and the fourth most visited museum in the world with six millions visitors annually on its three locations combined. With 17 curatorial departments
and a permanent collection containing over two million works its by area one of the world's largest art galleries.
The permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from Europen masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine and Islamic art.
The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes, and accessories, as well antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries.