Tag: metropolitan museum of art


Michelangelo at The Met

A visit to the Michelangelo exhibit at the Met. The rare chance to see, as the Met web site says, “133 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, […]

family, outings

To The Met, with My Cousin

My cousin Cathy and her friends were in town — the perfect opportunity to spend an afternoon catching up. Me, Sam, Katie and Cathy: Met Christmas tree: Armor! Temple of Dendur: Remington. George Washington crossing the Delaware. After the Met, […]


Irving Penn at the Met

A wonderful collection of works by Irving Penn in this small but eye-opening exhibit at the Met. It was just manageable enough to be fun without overwhelming. And the art is remarkable. They set up one of his backdrops so […]


Big Day of Fun: The Matisse Exhibit

We went to see Matisse: In Search of True Painting at the Met, and came away learning so much about the artist and his process. The exhibit shows you how he painted in pairs and trios, how he saw light […]


A Visit to the Cloisters

I’ve been trying to visit the Cloisters since, oh, probably the mid-1990s. Finally. We made it. Very happy we did, especially after seeing the gardens. And the unicorns. The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here’s […]


The American Wing at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art just reopened its renovated American Wing, which displays, according to the Met, “one of the finest and most comprehensive” American art collections in the world. It has George Washington Crossing the Delaware, for one, and […]