Monday, February 20, 2012

On February 20

On this day in ...
... 1872 (140 years ago today), in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors. Today the Met, as it's known, is among the world's largest galleries, with "more than 2 million works of art, distributed in 19 different buildings in the museum." Now housed on Fifth Avenue (left), in its initial years it was located at a mansion on West 14th Street. (photo credit) A glance at current exhibits attests to the scope of its offerings.

(Prior February 20 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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