Metropolitan Museum of Art
Building, Museum, Park, Theater
It should come as no surprise that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has great offerings in art from the Middle East, spanning from antiquity to the 19th century. Permanent collections include Ancient Near Eastern Art, Egyptian Art, and Islamic Art. The museum also offers three exhibits that are worth seeing: Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom; New Discoveries: Early Liturgical Textiles from Egypt, 200-400; and Pattern, Color, Light: Architectural Ornament in the Near East (500-1000). The wide variety of items held in the museum spans centuries and civilizations, granting visitors a broad historical view.