What You Must See at NYC’s Met Museum if Short on Time

It’s impossible to do justice to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in only a few hours.

You could spend days browsing its vast collection of more than 2 million pieces of art!

If you’re short on time, you’ll need to prioritize and focus on the pieces you really must see at the Met.

Famous paintings by European masters

You can ooh and aah over a mind-boggling number of gorgeous European artworks (more than 2,500, in fact) from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

One of the masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is “Madame X.” The painting depicts the French femme fatale in a figure-hugging black satin dress, showing off her alabaster skin to perfection.

American Wing

Egyptian Wing

Met’s compilation of amazing Egyptian artworks and exhibits. So after browsing the famous paintings, we beetled over to see the Egyptian art at the Met.

A human-headed winged lion

Guarding the entrance to the palace stood a winged lion with a human head and five legs. Head to the Assyrian Sculpture Court, and you’ll see this magnificent lamassu.

Greek and Roman sculpture court

Wander into this two-story hall with Ionic columns, flooded with natural light from the skylights above. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to ancient Greece or Rome!

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