Cleopatra’s Needle

December 3, 2013 – June 8, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. (5 Av/82 St)
Manhattan, NY 10028


This exhibit marks the culmination of the Central Park Conservancy's conservation program of the obelisk of Thutmose III, best known as “Cleopatra’s Needle.” In addition to exploring the background on how there came to be an obelisk in Central Park, Cleopatra's Needle explores the meaning of obelisks in ancient Egyptian divine and funerary cults, and the process surrounding the obelisks' creation. For more information, visit

  • admission price:
  • Free with museum admission.

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