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Welcome to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Known colloquially as The Met is an art museum. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. There is also a much smaller second location at "The Cloisters" in Upper Manhattan that features medieval art.

Established: 1870
Location: 5th Avenue and 82nd Street, Manhattan, New York
Architect: Calvert Vaux; Jacob Wrey Mould

We cordially invite you to take an audio tour of the museum by scanning the square symbols next to each work.  Scan the code to the left to begin the tour in English or the code on the Right to begin the tour in Spanish.

 The Virgin of the Rocks    

The Virgin of the Rocks is the name used for two Late Renaissance paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, of the same subject, and of a composition which is identical except for two significant details.

Completed: 1486
Location: Louvre
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Dimensions: 78.35" x 48.03" (199 cm x 122 cm)
Genre: History painting
Media: Wood, Oil paint



 The Virgin of the Rocks    

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee is a painting of 1633 by the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn that was in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, prior to being stolen on March 18, 1990.

Completed: 1633
Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (until 1990)
Artist: Rembrandt
Period: Dutch Folder Age
Genre: History painting
Media: Canvas, Oil paint