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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Director’s Tour

A Walking Guide

Thomas P. Campbell

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 828 5

    Size: 197 x 110 mm / 4.3 x 7.8 in.

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 96

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    Date published: January, 2014

    UK £6.5 /US $9.95


  • Marquee title in Scala’s series of Walking Guides to the Metropolitan Museum, the only low-priced guides available for one of the most prestigious and popular museums in the world, drawing more than 6 million visitors a year
  • Written by the Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Featured highlights include the Temple of Dendur, from ancient Nubia, Egypt; an exquisitely frescoed bedroom from Boscoreale, near Pompeii; majestic Assyrian reliefs; Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer; armour from both Europe and Asia; an exquisitely carved ivory pendant mask from Benin, Africa; Emmanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware; Van Gogh’s celebrated painting Wheat Field with Cypresses 
  • Other titles in the Walking Guides series include: The American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Explore the Metropolitan Museum’s renowned and encyclopedic collection with the best tour guide of all: Thomas P. Campbell, the Museum’s director. This book offers two extended visits, one to the first floor of the Museum and one to the second floor, as well as a whirlwind visit that covers twelve of our visitors’ longtime favorite works of art. Each gallery is numbered, both in the guide and in the Museum itself, so you will always be able to orient yourself as you walk, read, and enjoy Mr. Campbell’s stories behind the masterpieces.

Available in 7 languages. Includes wayfinding maps.

Author information

Thomas P. Campbell is the Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.