Friday, January 16, 2009


Like any other visit with a friend, today's was a multi-gallery sweep of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is interesting to notice a new thing in each gallery I've visited on more than one occasion — here, I have subtitled each of the following photos with my thoughts:

Similar to the Luce Center for the Study of American Art, a set of glass cases hold the wide array of treasures in the Greek and Roman mezzanine.

...there are even hollow feet! Fragments of ancient statues, urns, jewelry and other miscellaneous items are kept in these cases.

A REAL Etruscan chariot from before the Roman Empire. (I have this problem where I forget that these things I learned in history class actually exist.)

LOVE Braque's The Billiard Table.

Chuck Close blows my mind - (this was my actual thought when I was looking at these paintings).

I'll leave it at that.

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