The Metropolitan Museum of Art – In the foreground a busy street filled with pedestrians, horses and carriages. The Museum was founded in 1870 for the purposes of bringing art and art education to the American people. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day.Artist Credit: Unknown. Reprinted with permission.
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