Fans of the Metropolitan Museum of Art now have a reason to look forward to Mondays.
Starting today, the Met will now be open seven days a week.
The museum had been closed on Mondays since 1971.
The new schedule includes the main building at 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue, and The Cloisters in northern Manhattan.
"I think it's a great idea, it's great for New Yorkers to be able to come every day of the week," said one visitor.
"Tomorrow we will leave, and normally we say that it wasn't open on Monday, but today, now it's open and it's fantastic," said another.
"It gives people who need access to a beautiful building like this and to see the resources that's available to us an opportunity to do it on all days of the week, and that's the best thing for art and best for the community," said a third.
The museums will now open at 10 a.m. instead of 9:30 a.m., and the Met is replacing its familiar admission button with a paper ticket.