How to Do the Met Now

Getting the most out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s three locations requires an expert. Marlies Verhoeven Reijtenbagh, of the arts club the Cultivist, picks a few of her favorite stops.

Before climbing the magisterial stone staircase in the Great Hall of the Met’s main location, on 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue, check out the Crypt Gallery below. Previously a storage area, the arched space now houses an important collection of Byzantine jewelry. From there, make sure to see all of the Met’s meticulously researched period rooms. (Don’t worry, you’ll see plenty of masterpiec...