Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Timed tickets now available
- The free bike service will be offered on the opening day
The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced a series of initiatives to welcome visitors back when it reopens on Saturday, August 29th after nearly six months of closure.
Did you know The Met hasn’t been closed for more than three days in over a century? The museum has given the safety of visitors and staff a priority in carefully planning the reopening and has developed comprehensive security procedures.
In anticipation of the reopening, Dan Weiss, President and CEO, and Max Hollein, Director, shared a message in a blog entry For visitors: “While a lot has changed at The Met and in the rest of our lives, we hope you find solace in some things that haven’t changed: in our world-class collection and extensive exhibitions. We invite you back to the museum to explore our two million square meters, where there is always something new to discover. “
Making the MET: 1870-2020
Making the Met: 1870-2020 explores the museum’s defining moments. It was supposed to open in March and can be viewed now. It’s an amazing collection that covers many genres, countries, and historical moments. I just captured some of the iconic moments and the ones that spoke to me viscerally and just found them interesting.
Richard Avedon’s iconic photo of Marilyn Monroe
Degas ballet dancer
John Singer Sargent Madame X.
The Vase of Immortals with the Peaches of Longevity (Xing Dynasty)
The roof garden – Hector Zamora lattice detour
Hector Zamora Lattice Detour refers to one of the defining symbols of our time – the wall. But this one is very different, the bricks are stacked 11 feet high and let in light. As an architectural element, it refers to Celosia walls, the open brick structures in the Middle East, Africa, Iberia and Latin America. One of the things to notice is of course the open nature and the ability to see through it, but see the panorama of the New York skyline in a new light.
Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle
I hope, therefore, that when these images are complete, they will in some way serve to educate those who come in contact with them about the struggle, contributions, and ingenuity of the American people. “Jacob Lawrence, 1953
This is an interpretation of the legendary Washington crossing the Delaware River painting that we are used to. Lawrence interprets and shows three tightly packed boats compared to Emmanue Leutzes interpretation of Washington as he crossed the Delaware River using the firsthand accounts of General George Washington’s military assistant Tench Tilghman.
How to get general admission tickets
According to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the State and City of New York, entry to the Metropolitan Museum of Art is timed when it reopens.
Timed entry also applies to The Met Cloisters when it reopens on September 12th. All admission tickets include admission to exhibitions as well as admission to both Met locations on the same day after September 12, 2020.
Free bike service
From Saturday, August 29th to Sunday, September 27th, museum visitors will be offered free bicycle valet parking. The Transportation Alternatives (TA) service is available free of charge during selected hours on every day the museum is open. Visitors arriving by bike and wanting to check their bikes will be greeted by TA staff in a special tent in the Met square.
The reopening times of the Met
The building on Fifth Avenue des Met is open Thursday through Monday five days a week. It is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The museum has later opening times on Thursdays and Fridays and is open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CDC policies to protect visitors
The Met has developed comprehensive safety procedures for its employees and visitors that conform to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State and New York City. The measures include limiting the number of visitors to 25 percent of the museum’s maximum capacity and requiring a time-controlled registration of the entrance.
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