Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Americans love more and more desirable - the greatest in the world.Not always they have it, but something is still possible to find.In particular, this applies to museums.They are dedicated to a variety of aspects of life.United States - the country is relatively young and boasts its own ancient history, but that care, which appears here in relation to the national artifacts, deserves respect.

American museums are varied, their subjects wide.In Los Angeles, there is an exposition dedicated to the ... death.From the main signs beckoning visitors inside the cheerful skull.There are museums of jazz musicians and rock stars, they come here with their fans all over the world.The aircraft carrier "Intrepid", endured the kamikaze attacks during World War II and is now frozen on eternal parking lot, and he began to exhibit, and the seat of the exhibits at the same time.

American museums

very interesting exposition dedicated to aviation, astronautics, the Indians compete for spitting in length, sports, pa

inting and sculpture.Someone will want to visit the exhibition, telling about the pioneers of the Wild West, a circus, a UFO ... America does not get tired to amaze.But special and totally unique, you can call the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.He is considered the best collection of works of art and historical artifacts in the Western Hemisphere.Compete with the East is still difficult.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) - the main museum of the country

name has no relation to the subway, public transportation mean (here his name sabveya).It comes from the word "Metropolis", that is the main city.New York - "The Big Apple", but not the capital.Nevertheless Just some exaggerated importance of this metropolis can be, especially considering that the New York Museum "Metropolitan" really - a unique phenomenon, and the number of antiquities collected in it, and their artistic merits.

Spotting majestic building easy.That's where started a broad American soul!Metropolitan Museum in New York strikes from afar, its colossal size and architectural forms suggests the Imperial Palace.Tall columns, glazed beautiful, magnificent staircase, fountains - all this attracts the eyes of everyone who will take on the famous Fifth Avenue, and will certainly cause a desire to find out what is inside.And there is something to see!

Founding Fathers

Metropolitan Museum in New York, founded in 1870.To the credit of the American tycoons and "sharks of Wall Street", it should be noted that they do not always think while only about profit and chistogane sometimes visited their thoughts and that they will leave the country, which have been successful.About two years jointly by the initiative groups of the fundraising and the acquisition of works of art, formed the basis of the collection.For this purpose, it has even set up a special corporation.Meanwhile, the main building was built, and in 1872 it opened its doors for the first impressive visitors.

first exhibition consisted of 174 paintings acquired in Brussels and Paris, and painted by famous European artists.

natural growth

Although once defined scope, the Metropolitan Museum in New York soon proved too small for the growing collection.Expands exposure could in one direction only - in Central Park, where a building was erected with a dozen of spacious halls.Over time there emerged and developed a single set of combined overall architectural idea.Thematic and geographic focus changed.Although initially the European orientation at the beginning of the twentieth century, there appeared the work of American artists who decorated the Metropolitan Museum of Art.The United States began to claim a strong position not only in industry and agriculture, but also in the world of art.American culture, including design, interiors, sculptures of different eras, today allocated a separate wing, but at the same time many of the exhibits from other parts of the world take themed rooms.

philanthropist and benefactor

Charity became the social base on which rests a rich exposition.Patrons donate a lot of money, gaining worldwide masterpieces permanent place of exposition which became the Metropolitan Museum (New York).Paintings by El Greco, Goya, Titian, Botticelli and many other famous authors decorated the treasury of culture in the twenties and thirties.Then there appeared a "Portrait of Philip IV» (Velazquez) and a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Note that not only painting represented in the world-famous gallery and sculpture.The allegorical statue of "California" was the first of them.Author, Hiram Powers, marble reflected the continuous pursuit of the good fortune and success.The theme is very close to the Americans ...

all nations and continents

art of different countries and peoples unprecedented widely represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.The United States can be proud of the fact that no such periods and states that would not find reflection in the exhibition.About the Stone Age, the Dark Ages and of the Renaissance, of Mesopotamia and ancient Persia can be seen in the best specimens of their art.An impressive collection of Chinese calligraphy and painting, and includes large paintings and miniatures made in the filigree technique.

very ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt represented a very large scale.From this perspective, the Metropolitan Museum in New York City can be compared only to the Cairo Museum.Exhibits on the subject for more than 36 thousand, and to get them and present, American archaeologists have worked in the country of the Pharaohs 35 years starting from 1906.Now these priceless artifacts took place in forty galleries, arranged chronologically, from three hundred (!) Thousands of years before the birth of Christ, and relatively close to us the IV century.

There is also a Hall of Ancient Art, Ancient Rome, Greece and its colonies.

romantic chivalrous era has always been the increased interest of inhabitants of the New World, and it has everything to satisfy him: weapons, armor, harnesses.Not overlooked and noble warriors of the East, the samurai and the Saracens.

rich and unique art of the Dark Continent, African crafts are presented exotic exhibits.In addition, the museum can get acquainted with the life of pre-Columbian era America in general and Mexico in particular, of course, in terms of the highest cultural achievements.

Sumerian sculpture, relief images of the Assyrian artists, vases and jewelry in silver and gold will not leave indifferent and experts, and those who have come here out of curiosity.

such an important part of human culture, as the costumes, the subject of a permanent exhibition.

interesting halls of modern art, photography and painting of the XX century.

Inspect all in one visit due to the wealth meeting is just not possible.

How much does a visit to the Metropolitan

Despite the relative youth of the mentioned places in the world are not so many collections that are comparable or superior to the cultural values ​​of the Metropolitan Museum.United States - a country with a relatively high average level of life, so the price of the ticket (and it costs 25 dollars) may seem high.Even it will cost to students by our standards is not cheap at $ 12, far more than is required to visit the Louvre, the Prado or the Hermitage.But if a tourist has appeared in America, and he wanted to see something other than shopping, Coke and hot dogs, you should find the money.At least then, to substantiate its view that the present and appreciate art in the United States.