The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to the worlds most precious & valuable art. Its structure is adorned with intricate architectural detail as you can see above. The Museum's Beaux-Arts Fifth Avenue facade and Great Hall (shown below), designed by the architect and founding Museum Trustee Richard Morris Hunt, opened to the public in December 1902. Today, the Museum's two-million-square-foot building houses over two million objects, tens of thousands of which are on view at any given time.
A comprehensive architectural expansion plan for the Museum by the architects Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates was approved in 1971 and completed in 1991. The Metropolitan Museum continued to refine and reorganize its collections. In 2007, several major projects at the south end of the building were completed, most notably the fifteen-year renovation and reinstallation of the entire suite of Greek and Roman Art galleries. I photographed some of this lovely exhibit to share with you. Not an easy task when the museum is packed with people.