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Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to be open seven days a week

Starting on May 1, MoMA will no longer be closed on Tuesdays, and come July 1, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open seven days a week too.

  • Photograph: Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    The Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Photograph: Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer by Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917); cast in 1922 from a mixed-media sculpture modeled ca. 1879–80. Bronze, partly tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon, on a wooden base.

     

  • Photograph: Wendy Connett

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Charles Engelhard Court

  • Photograph: Wendy Connett

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Photograph: Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    Sarcophagus of Horkhebit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

     

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    Metropolitan Museum of Art shop

  • Photograph: Courtesy Museum of Modern Art

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    Museum of Modern Art family program

  • Photograph: Michael Kirby

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    Museum of Modern Art sculpture garden

  • Photograph: Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) Saint Rmy, June 1889. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4" (73.7 x 92.1 cm). Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, NY

  • Photograph: Courtesy Museum of Modern Art

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    Museum of Modern Art: I and the Village, Marc Chagall (French, born Belarus. 1887-1985), 1911. Oil on canvas, 6' 3 5/8" x 59 5/8" (192.1 x 151.4 cm). Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

  • Courtesy Museum of Modern Art

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    Water Lilies (Tryptic, Left Panel) by Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) 1914-26. Oil on canvas, three panels, Each 6' 6 3/4" x 13' 11 1/4" (200 x 424.8 cm), overall 6' 6 3/4" x 41' 10 3/8" (200 x 1276 cm). Museum of Modern Art. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund

  • Photograph: Michael Kirby

    Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

    Museum of Modern Art

Photograph: Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to open seven days a week

The Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

If New York is the city that never sleeps, why is it that some of our most illustrious museums are closed one or two days out of every seven? At least two city museums have been pondering that query themselves, it seems, for in the very near future, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art will do away with their weekly closings altogether, opening their doors to visitors seven days a week (that'll happen at MoMA on May 1 and at the Met on July 1). We're pretty excited about the news—yay! No more arriving at a museum crestfallen, having forgotten it's closed on whatever day you finally happened to get there—and have decided to celebrate by sharing some images of the two museums that will make you want to pay them both a visit very soon.


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