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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Honors Human Creativity

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened on February 20, 1872; it is one of the most important and largest art museums of the world. The first President of the Museum was a railroad executive called Robert Lee Jenkins, the publisher George Palmer Putnam was its founding Superintendent. Philippe de Montebello is the current director of the Museum. This Museum is located on 1000 Fifth Avenue. New York, New York 10028. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (also know as the Met) also has a building complex in Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan Island; it is known as “The Cloisters” and it features medieval art.

The Met has an immense collection that includes Greek galleries, Cypriot galleries and an extensive collection of American art. The Museum also has holdings in Egyptian that include the Temple of Dendur and African, Oceanic, Middle Eastern, Byzantine, Islamic and Asian art. The collection of the Museum consists of more than two million works of art from all the world and eras. The curatorial departments of the Museum have around 6,500 objects. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a Timeline of Art History. This Timeline is an exploration of the history of art; it is made chronologically, geographically and thematically. The curatorial, conservation and education staff of the Met are in charge of researching and writing the Timeline of Art History of the Museum, they are the largest team of art experts of the world. This Timeline was launched in the year 2000; it is extended from prehistory to the present.

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