DescriptionThe Museum’s collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. This selection of some of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most popular postcards includes works in a variety of media by some of the world’s greatest artists. Reproductions of pieces by Monet, Hokusai, Vermeer, and Tiffany are featured in this postcard book.
Includes 30 postcards. 4 3/4'' x 6 3/4'' each.
- Includes 30 postcards
- 4 3/4'' x 6 3/4'' each
Art HistoryThe Museum's two-million-square-foot building has vast holdings that represent a series of collections, each of which ranks in its category among the finest in the world. The American Wing houses the world's most comprehensive collection of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts, presently including 24 period rooms that offer an unparalleled view of American history and domestic life. The Museum's approximately 2,500 European paintings form one of the greatest such collections in the world—Rembrandts and Vermeers alone are among the choicest, not to mention the collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist canvases. Virtually all of the 36,000 objects constituting the greatest collection of Egyptian art outside Cairo are on display, while the Islamic art collection is one of the world's finest.