The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as "The Met" is located in New York City. Founded in 1870, the museum officially opened in 1872. It is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the ten largest in the world. The museum contains significant art collections, and its permanent collection includes more than 2 million art works! This gallery only contains a few of those million works of art. The images in this gallery represent a variety of artists, time periods and genres. Explore all of the images in the gallery. Choose (3) works of art that you are intrigued by and cite them on your paper. Choose one that interests your artistic curiosity and complete the "Inspirational Works of Art" worksheet.