When I Was At “The Met”… October 31, 2011

Even though I’ve been to NYC a half dozen times in recent years, I had never been to the beautiful Metropolitan Museum of Art. As the largest art museum in the western hemisphere, this is a place that requires some time in your day, but it’s well worth it!

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Where else in the world can you see such amazing talent, history and beauty, in one place?

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Not to trivialize the art itself, the frames are works of art, by themselves!

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I found “The Master Painters of India” very impressive. Their art was created for religious manuscripts, not to adorn walls or spotlight particular artists. Instead, the pictures themselves, we’re maybe 3×6″ in size and hand held magnifying glasses are provided, so visitors can take a closer look at the magnificent detail.

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Our last stop was an exhibit featuring exceptional design in products and furniture pieces for the home.

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But, I was a bit surprised to see a Dyson vacuum included in the mix! I’m sure Mr. Dyson was thrilled!

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It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to a return visit!
Happy trails!

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  1. Jane on November 1, 2011 at 2:08 am

    There is nothing better than time spent at The Met! I have made very few trips to NYC when I don’t stop in, even to see the flower arrangements in the lobby and meet someone for lunch. This museum is such a treasure for all of us. I have a friend who is the 20th Century Curator and once in a while I get a back hallway tour…now that is always an experience. Of course, just sitting on the steps and having a pretzel and watching people go by is a pleasure. I always flash on the movie “Dressed To Kill” with Angie Dickinson and the brilliant scene in the galleries…

    • Barbara Bussey on November 1, 2011 at 3:45 am

      Morning, Jane, The voice of experience! So true!

  2. classic • casual • home on November 1, 2011 at 7:46 am

    This was such a fun post…I really want to return. Love how you captured the details of the framing.

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