Upcoming Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
If you’ve never been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) in New York City, it’s an absolute must. With it being the largest art museum in the nation, there’s always something new to see every time you go. There’s never a bad time to go to the museum, but many plan their next visit around a particular upcoming exhibition that’s of interest to them, such as the upcoming “Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection,” “Cristóbal de Villalpando Mexican Painter of the Baroque,” and “Rodin at the Met.” The aforementioned are just a few of the incredible exhibitions that are going to be at the museum, but before you pack your bags and head over to the Met, check out some of the following tips and information to know before you go.
Read about the Exhibitions
One of the best aspects of The Met website is that you can learn a substantial amount of information about the upcoming exhibitions, such as “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer,” before you even get there. For example, in addition to learning some history and info about the exhibition, you can also find out where exactly it’s located in the museum as well as what dates it’s going to be there. Take time to read through the exhibition write-ups before your visit.
Visit the Other Sites
In addition to The Met Fifth Avenue, there are two other sites that are part of The Met: The Met Cloisters as well as The Met Breuer. Take note that they all have different hours, so if you’re interested in spending time at all three, you’re going to have to plan your trip accordingly. The Met Breuer is located on Madison Avenue while The Met Cloisters is set on four acres on Margaret Corbin Drive.
There’s no set admission price when you buy tickets at the museum, but there are suggested prices and entrance to the exhibitions are included with the admission. If you buy the tickets online, they’re good for up to a year but you will end up paying the suggested price and there is a $1.00 service fee for each ticket. Suggested prices are $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students, and it’s free for those under 12 (as long as they’re with an adult) and for patrons and members.
Peruse Through the Map
Another one of the great aspects of The Met website is that you can peruse through an interactive map, click on each gallery and area, and read a little about what you’ll find in each place. Considering the size of the museum, this can allow you to plan out your visit in an efficient manner and see the exhibitions that are a must on your list so you make sure you don’t miss them.
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact The Met before your visit so when you arrive, there are no unexpected surprises and you’re all ready for your museum experience.