The Metropolitan Museum Of Art: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art came about as an idea from Jon Jay in Paris, France in 1866 with the idea of “national institution gallery of art” within the United States. Once this idea was proposed, it was immediately moved forward with his return to the United States. With the help of the Union League Club in NY they began to acquire civic leaders, businessmen, artists, and collectors who aided in the creation of the museum. For over 140 years, the visitors who go here have received everything the mission of the institution states. Opening in April of 1870 there original mission was “to be located in the city of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city, a museum and library…show more content…
The Temple of Dendur is one of the main parts to the exhibit. The temple is filled with a variety of religious and mythological designs important to the natural world that Egyptians believed as a part of their culture. There are several reliefs that tell the story of the praise to the gods of nature. This temple gives a larger than life feeling, and is one of the main attractions in the museum. The Met also houses the most extensive collection of American art; and has its own wing filled with paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from early American…show more content…
The Met provides the public with further resources, activities, creativity, and knowledge through a variety of programing. “Met Speaks,” offers discussions, films, and forums to explore present issues by applying them to the collections and exhibitions. “Met Celebrate” are special events to celebrate different cultures with art, performances, storytelling, and demonstrations. “Met Creates” allows the participants to look at art in a creative way by doing hands on
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