Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Visit With My Cousin, Jennifer

My cousin from California was staying with me in New York City this weekend and, because I have to go to the Met everyday, I brought her along. Though she is not into the stuffy, art-on-the-walls museum experience, she did say she enjoys both ancient history and sculpture. So my mission was to show her how extraordinary the Metropolitan Museum of Art really is. To me, the most unique thing about the museum is the atmospheric gallery design, meaning the period rooms and the tombs in Ancient Egypt, which allow the visitors a 360-degree experience. We also explored Petrie Court and the Greek and Roman Sculpture Court, and of course, the Temple of Dendur, so Jennifer got her fill of exqusite, magnificently crafted 3-dimensional pieces.

We also came across my favorite Met artist, who I've previously referenced in two posts: (1) and (2). This time, I just photographed his work alongside the actual object.

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