Sculptures metropolitan museum of art

Today in our blog we want to represent The Metropolitan Museum.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the biggest museums in the world, which presents the achievements of human creativity from all corners of the globe. From the splendor of ancient Egypt to contemporary American works, the cultural and creative heritage of the Greek and Roman worlds, the works of the Impressionists, as well as the most delinquent works of current art.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art collections is located on the eastern edge of Central Park, in a block called Museum Mile in Manhattan. It began its work in 1870, and the main building on Fifth Avenue opened its doors in 1880. The main building, which the Americans call The Met, is almost the largest gallery in the world.

The museum houses more than two million works of art spanning more than 5,000 years. It presents the history and works in the field of sculpture, painting, photography, and musical instruments of different periods and geographies.

The Met's permanent exhibition is divided into 19 separate sections. The indisputable gem of the Museum is the "Section of American Decorative Arts", which contains about 12,000 art objects of the late 17th - early 20th centuries, exhibited in twenty-five rooms. The next, called "American Paintings and Sculpture", has been filled with exhibits since the day the Museum was founded and today contains more than a thousand paintings. The foundations of the "Art of the Middle East" section were laid at the end of the 19th century. Beginning with a few cuneiform tablets, this collection has grown into a vast collection of over 7,000 pieces, representing a period of history from Neolithic times to the present day.

The "Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas" section was founded by a group of exhibits from the era of Peruvian Antiquity, acquired in 1882. The activity of the section froze until 1969, it was revived after the famous philanthropist Nelson A. Rockefeller donated a private collection of three thousand exhibits to the Museum. The first exhibits in the "Art of Asia" section also appeared during the founding of the Museum itself. Today, this section has more than 60,000 exhibition items from the nearly four thousand-year histories of Asia, conventionally divided into parts by types of decorative art. The popularity of this department of the Museum was brought by the collections of Chinese calligraphy and painting, as well as the exposition of items from Nepal and Tibet. A unique part of the Asian wing of the Museum is the garden of the court of the Ming Dynasty, an exact copy of the garden of the Lord of Fishing Nets in Suzhou.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Sculptures

In 1937, the Museum of Costume Art became part of the Metropolitan, which became its separate section. Today's collection of the Costume Institute consists of 80,000 costumes and accessories. The "Art of Egypt" section was replenished due to donations from the owners of archaeological treasures, who found donated objects during excavations in Egypt. This section has about 36,000 objects representing the art of Egypt, displayed in forty themed galleries.

The "European Painting" section is relatively small - only 2,200 canvases, but the value of the entire collection and each painting individually is incredibly high. Even though European painting has its department, other European arts are also quite fully represented in the Metropolitan Museum. It can be said that the "European Sculpture and Decorative Arts" consists of perhaps the largest number of copies - 50,000 items covering the period from the XV to the XX century.

One of the most famous sculpture metropolitan museum collections is the collection of Greek and Roman art, kept in the section of the same name. It consists of 35,000 works, and the first exhibit of The Met was a Roman sarcophagus from this collection, which can be seen today.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Sculptures

Of course, the collection of "Islamic art", placed in a separate section, deserves a special mention. 12,000 exhibits of the collection - religious and secular objects of Islamic cultures, from territories from Spain and North Africa to Central Asia. The "Medieval Art" collection, like the Islamic collection, is represented by a wide range of objects of both religious and secular nature. The permanent exhibition consists of 11,000 rare objects.

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