Metropolitan Museum Of Art aka: The MetRembrandt van Rijn - Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, The Steps Of Metropolitan Museum Of Art, and Van Gogh Exhibit. Metropolitan Museum Of Art is featured on the lists Everybody Hates a Tourist: New York City, Hillman's Top 100 "Wonders", and New York City Museums. Places in Metropolitan Museum Of Art have been tagged culture, art, and painting.
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I was in NYC for new years 2008 and only had a few days to see as much as I possibly could. I whizzed through the Met and was simply astonished at the number of types of art and artifacts. I could have easily spent years looking at their collection. It was absolutely fascinating and I can’t wait to go again, hopefully at a quieter time if there even is one at the Met.over 5 years ago
My many years in NYC have allowed me the opulent luxury of knowing the MET intimately; sometimes going with the intention of seeing just one gallery room that i’m less familiar with, or one artist’s works.
Sunday mornings are bliss and can be preempted or followed by a stroll into Central Park, on Friday and Saturday eves the Astor, Temple of Dendur, and The Charles Engelhard (American Wing) courts are sublime; and suprisinginly few people take advantage of the bottomless well of the MET’s Thomas J. Watson Library.
I was a docent for corporate and student groups for years, so you might expect me to say this, but joining one of the many brilliant gallery tours is also a terrific feast.
(Even the sales area of the MET shop is a treasure trove for great birthday gifts that support the museum’s ambitious goals.)
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes; don’t use flash photography (which flash-by-flash destroys paintings) when you see a restroom, consider using it – they can be quite a hike to find.
So, go — and if you can, go often.over 5 years ago
I love art. The best part of this place is you can stand a foot away from an original piece of art by Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, etc and see the actual brush strokes. You get a sense of “being there” when you do this. I was awed by the absolute magificence (?). It is definitely a 3 or 4 day trip. When you go, go to one particular area, because you can spend all day just in that section. Check out the weapons & armor and Frank Lloyd Wright. Can’t say enough good things!over 5 years ago
Though I’ve never been to NY, I am most fortunate to have seen the MET’s exhibit The French Masters on display in Houston. What an amazing day that was. I stood in front of the Monet painting “Waterlillies” and cried. Fewer moments in life are as memorable or as satisfying as when we fall in love with art.over 5 years ago
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