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Art Lovers can Now Visit New York's Metropolitan Museum Every Day

by Bidita Debnath on  July 2, 2013 at 11:57 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
After the management dropped a policy of being closed on Mondays, art lovers can now visit New York's famed Metropolitan museum every day of the week.

The Met, which welcomed a record-breaking 6.28 million visitors last year, had closed its doors on Mondays for more than 40 years.
 Art Lovers can Now Visit New York's Metropolitan Museum Every Day
Art Lovers can Now Visit New York's Metropolitan Museum Every Day
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"Art is a 7-day-a-week passion, and we want the Met to be accessible whenever visitors have the urge to experience this great museum," Met director Thomas Campbell said in a statement.

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The change announced in March was implemented this week, just in time for the summer holidays.

It will be open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm Sunday through Thursday.

Inaugurated in 1872, the Met houses more than two million pieces of art from around the world.

It is the second major New York museum to expand its hours in recent months.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) -- which welcomes three million visitors a year -- dropped its policy of being closed on Tuesdays in May.

A record 52 million tourists, of whom 41 million were Americans, visited New York in 2012.

Source: AFP
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