Metropolitan Museum of Art ‘The Met’ Manhattan, New York

Girl In A Straw Bonnet Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse 1824-1887 French (Paris) 1865-70
Girl In A Straw Bonnet
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
1824-1887
French (Paris) 1865-70

The intricate beauty of the outside building architecture hits me as I draw closer. The sheer building size is daunting, the entrance steps take me inside. The massive sculptures gaze down upon me and beckon me forth. I sit down for a bit to take it all in.

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Life is about the journey, not the destination. This is especially true here at The Met. It’s not enough just to show up. Each work of art begs to be read about, appreciated, photographed, admired, awed and teaches us about it’s unique place in our history.

It’s easy to get caught up in the moment, reimagine history of a favorite art sculpture, get lost in the beauty and meaning of a painting, marvel at the expert craftsmanship of  centuries old horse armor or the delicacy of the Faberge’ eggs.

This is my very first visit to The Met and I know I’ll be back again to enjoy all she has to offer. I’ve tried to include everything that moved me in some way, but I have a feeling just about everything at The Met does that to me. Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I think I’m in love with a Museum.

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Rosa Bonbeur 1853
Joseph Wright Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus Declaiming 1779
Joseph Wright
Virgil’s Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus Declaiming
1779
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Henry Lerolle The Organ Rehearsal 1885

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House of Faberge'
House of Faberge’
Oviform Perfume Flacon House of Faberge' Russian Saint Petersburg 1899-1908
Oviform Perfume Flacon
House of Faberge’
Russian Saint Petersburg
1899-1908

The journey through The Met enlightens all who enter into a vast pool of knowledge.

 

 

 

 

2 Comment

  1. Soo says: Reply

    It’s like I was there again…

  2. Maggie says: Reply

    We’ll have to go back again someday. :>)

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