Metropolitan museum of art

The Metropolitan, one of the largest art museum in the world, is located in New York. Its permanent collection amounts to nearly 3 million works of art. They were brought from all over the world including objects from the Palaeolithic era to modern times. The museum was founded in 1870. The original Victorian Gothic redbrick building has since been encased in other architecture. The present building was constructed in 1902. The Great Hall is a neoclassical chamber. The European paintings galleries house 2,500 works. Among them are Botticelli's "The Last Communion of SUerorhe", El Greco's "View of Toledo", Rembrandt's "Aristotle with a Bust of Homer". The European Sculpture Court includes Auguste Rodin's massive bronze "The Burghers of Calais". The American Wing is entered through a light and airy garden court graced with Tiffany stained-glass windows, cast-iron staircases by Louise Sullivan, and a marble Federal-style fascade taken from Wall Street branch of the United States Bank. The rooms are decorated in period furniture. There is everything from a Shaker retiring room to Federal ballroom and to the living room of Frank LLoyd Wright house. The excellent galleries of American painting are located there too. The Metropolitan Museum contains the Greek galleries, Roman galleries, Egyptian collection, Asian galleries, the Medieval galleries and much more. Although it exhibits roughly only a quarter of its vast holdings at any one time, the museum offers more than can reasonably be seen in one visit.