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Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum. It is sometimes called The Met. It is found on the eastern edge of Central Park in New York City. It has a collection of more than two million works of art. It is divided into nineteen departments.[1] The main building is one of the world's largest art galleries. The Met is the most popular art museum in the United States with more than 5 million visitors each year. There is also a much smaller second location. It is found in Upper Manhattan. It has medieval art.[2]The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes its Main Building on Fifth Avenue and The Cloisters museum and gardens in northern Manhattan, dates back to 1866.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's earliest roots date to 1866. It was then that a group of Americans iParis, France, agreed to create a "national institution and gallery of art". Their goal was to bring art and art education to the American people. The Cloisters museum and gardens, which opened to the public in 1938, is the branch of the Museum. It is located in northern Manhattan. It is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.[3]