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Metropolitan Museum of Art New York HD

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, USA: The video shows one of the Top Attractions of New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York City tour is incomplete without a visit to this enormous museum, largest in USA (2,000,000 square feet), with extensive collection of art from round the globe. At least 4 hours is required to cover it all with lot of walking involved and admission is Pay as you Wish with a recommendation of $25. The department’s holdings contain major drawings by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giambattista Pittoni and Rembrandt, as well as prints and etchings by Van Dyck, Dürer, and Degas among many others.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue.

As of 2012, the Met occupies about 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2).

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