Several years ago the Metropolitan Museum in New York struggle to expand its funding from modern photography. The collection of photographs is impresioante. The MET has more than 20,000 original of all time featuring Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichem, Walter Evans, Diane Arbus and the great Robert Frank, which recently gave her an impressive retrospective of the work "Americans" with contacts and unpublished photographs. Better known as Met, the Metropolitan is one of the top rated museums in the world. It opened its doors for the first time in 1872 and has an important collection with important pieces of Egyptian art, African, Asian, Oceania, Middle East, Byzantine and Islamic. But with the permission of MOMA, the Met also has a section devoted to modern art and more than 10,000 works of art mostly European and American artists. The Metropolitan Museum of New York is the first museum in the United States. His collection is one of the largest worldwide, with more than a million pieces, was founded in 1870 by a group of citizens who realized the future artistic needs of the American people. With his creation had a very specific purposes like promoting the study of Fine Arts. The building is located in Manhattan Square, in downtown New York. In 1938 he created a section of medieval art which included a few fragments of buildings such as the Romanesque cloisters. The museum is run by a committee of citizens who act as managers of the same. Nouveau riche who collaborated to complete the museum were the Morgan, Rockefeller, Marquand, Altman and Bache. In the room there are objects of more than 5000 years of civilization have been brought from all over the Globe: the Far and Middle East, Greece and Rome, medieval and modern Europe and the two centuries of American history. Displays a comprehensive collection of Italian, Spanish, Netherlands, etc.