The Metropolitan Museum Of Art - The Met Cloisters

99 Margaret Corbin Drive
New York, NY 10040

212-923-3700

Mission Statement:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction.

This statement of purpose has guided the Museum for over 140 years.

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