Metropolitan Museum of Art Parking
Art is very important for the cultural life of a city, acting as a means not just of entertainment, but for education and a way to expose its citizens to the wider world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan exemplifies this view, having evolved from a small collection to the largest art museum in the country. Acquiring Met Museum parking is difficult in Manhattan’s Museum Mile, but if you book a parking spot ahead of time, you won’t be late for scheduled events at the museum.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has grown rapidly since it was founded in 1872, when it began with railroad tycoon John Taylor Johnston’s donated art collection. Now taking up a total of 2,000,000 square feet (not including the Cloisters), containing over two million works and featuring over 17 major categories of art, a large amount of time is often needed to absorb an appreciable amount. Due to this, it is a useful idea to book parking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before your visit.
One of the most striking collections in the Museum is the vast collection of Ancient Egyptian Art, which also contains the ruins of an Ancient Egyptian Temple. Known as the Temple of Dendur, it was built in 15 BC, but was moved out of Egypt in the 1960s. Now located in the Museum’s Sackler Wing, the temple is protected from the elements, allowing visitors to walk through the temple and see the minute artistic details up close. Since there are over 26,000 objects in the Museum’s Egyptian collection, any visitor with an interest in Ancient Egypt should book a Met Museum parking spot prior to their visit.
If an Ancient Egyptian temple can be considered art, what about musical instruments? The Metropolitan Museum of Art certainly thinks so, with its comprehensive collection of musical instruments stretching from antiquity up until the present. One of the many items of significance is one of the first pianos by the hand of the instrument’s creator, Bartolomeo Cristofori, dating to about 1720. This early piano, among other musical innovations, cannot be found anywhere else except for the Met Museum, so booking a Metropolitan Museum of Art parking spot ahead of time with ParkWhiz would allow you to spend a day browsing.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has more than enough material to keep almost anyone interested for days at a time. If you don’t want to deal with the hassles of Alternate Side Parking or having to search for a place to park, booking Metropolitan Museum of Art parking in advance with ParkWhiz can save you time and money. ParkWhiz works with local parking providers across the country to provide parking for concerts, sports games, museums, marathons and more. There are several convenient, affordable and ParkWhiz-approved Metropolitan Museum of Art parking locations within walking distance of the Museum Mile. Book your Met Museum parking spot today!