Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Greek and Roman Galleries

When you enter the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the lesser known 81st Street entrance, you are one floor below the main galleries in the Uris Center for Education. Once you ascend the staircase into the Greek and Roman Galleries, you'll be greeted by the largest object in that wing — the Ionic capital and shaft of a column from The Temple of Artemis at Sardis. The magnanimous architectural element not only commands attention from the far reaches of the gallery in which it is central, it also provides an excellent backdrop to the beautiful sculptures that populate this wing.

Oh yeah, remember this guy? I saw him on an earlier visit in Petrie Court while I was wandering and reading. I guess I find him intriguing — he is very talented.

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