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Getting From Journal Square in Jersey City to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY?

How can I get from Journal Square in Jersey City to The Metropolitan Museum of Art? What specific trains and/or buses do I have to take to get there?

Take PATHs 33rd Street train to 33rd St. Then take the uptown N, R or W train to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue. Transfer to an uptown #4 or 5 train (lower level) or uptown #6 train (upper level) to 86th Street. From 86th Street walk west 3 blocks to 5th Avenue. The Museum is at 5th Avenue & 82nd Street

How long does it take to tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

How long does it take to tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

like on average..I’m going tomorrow.

Should I bring a bag with me or would it be inconvenient?

I’d say around 3 hours if you don’t linger too much. They have food there–though it’s way over priced. But there’s tons of food in nyc, should you be hungry afterwards. I love that museum.

What material was used to build the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s facade, built in 1926?

I’m writing a report for Art History, and I need to know what building materials were used for a certain piece of architecture. I chose the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I can’t find much information on what materials were used to build the facade. If you know what material was used to build it, could you please give a source or a link? Thanks!

Hi! I can understand the problem you are having finding information on this because there are numerous "Metropolitan Museum of Art" located around the country, just adding their city’s name.

The one in New York, commonly called "The Met," negotiated and acquired land on the east side of Central Park, where it built its permanent home in 1880, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone "mausoleum" designed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould. The Met has remained in this location ever since, and the original structure is still part of its current building.

http://www.metmuseum.org/visitor/faq_hist.htm#arch

A host of additions over the years, including the distinctive Beaux-Arts facade of Indiana Limestone, designed by Richard Morris Hunt and completed in 1926, have continued to expand the museum’s physical structure.

This information, and much more may be found at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art

http://www.nyc-architecture.com/UES/UES074.htm

Hopes this helps to get you started. Best wishes!

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