Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bye Bye Baby-lon

I just had my most disappointing experience at the Met to date. As usual, I waited til the last minute before the special exhibition, Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. closed — and I didn't leave myself nearly enough time to take in this incredible experience. It was hands-down the best exhibition design I've seen so far at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I stepped through the threshold and clicked on my iPod, playing Sublime's "Rivers of Babylon" (yeah, I'm pretty cheesy). But really, I loved every step I took through the galleries with huge aerial photographs of the region on the walls and the surprise of turning a corner to find a giant ship containing artifacts recovered from the sea off the southern coast of Turkey. Breathtaking is my best descriptor for the experience. I wish wish wish I had known how intriguing this was!

For videos of curatorial talks, click here.

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