America's Museum: Art and History of the Metropolitan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art , Central Park Sunday December 2 2012 11:00
We’ll admit it: The Metropolitan Museum of Art can be slightly intimidating, considering the institution’s size and the sheer volume of its holdings. This two-hour lesson, put on by Big Onion Walking Tours, is intended to demystify the massive art museum by offering tidbits about its history and collection, as well as its impact on the city. And we’re not kidding about the museum’s rather large collection: At any given time, only about 3 percent of its holdings are on view. Location disclosed with ticket purchase. Advance tickets required.
Venue name: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Address: 1000 Fifth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 82nd St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–5:30pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm.
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St
Price: $40, seniors and Brooklyn Historical Society members $34, students $28
Event phone: 212-439-1090
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