Despite its numerous museums and galleries, few museums in New York can rival the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue. Since its founding in 1870, the Met has been a staple of the arts in New York. Its collection varies from Classical Antiquity – including an ancient Egyptian temple – to modern art as well. Other highlights of the museum include famous American works such as Washington Crossing the Deleware, decorative arts period rooms, a Chinese garden, and a collection of medieval armor.