|I'm pretty sure it was a bed like this|
that they slept in
Just as I remembered, the Ancient Egyptian art with its mummies and Temple of Dendur were quite impressive. Although, I did think it was a little funny how the shrine overlooks Central Park and all the hustle and bustle of the City.
Next, I looked around the Greek and Roman Art. It was just like being back in Rome. I'm sure one of their chipped statues resided in the Piazza della Signoria earlier in its life.
Then, it was off to the American Wing. Here, the main attraction for me was the period rooms. Furniture from the Revolutionary War right up to Frank Lloyd Wright decorated each room. It was like time traveling, except not as trippy.
I quickly ran through both the Medieval Art (I got enough of that last semester) and Armory.
|I'm Obsessed with this Painting!|
As for the top floor, I'd already been at the museum for a couple of hours. I didn't think my senses could take another sculpture or painting, so I quickly looked at the photographs and left.
|Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) by Jackson Pollock-my all time favorite artist|
|"Jackie" by Andy Warhol|
|Felt is the main component of this chair, added to the museum in 2010|
Because I'd resisted the urge to buy the museum's overpriced food even though my stomach was growling, I rewarded myself with a pretzel from a street vendor. Just like the characters from Gossip Girl, I enjoyed my meal from the steps of the Met.
A Few Things I Learned...
For me, it's a little bit weird to travel above 60 Street. I feel like a tourist in my own city, but today when I ventured so far uptown I noticed a few things about the people that call it home:
1) they pay a lot more for their street food-my pretzel cost $4
2) designer labels are featured in store windows, not second hand clothes
3) there's cooler crap to buy on the street
4) people walking on the street smoke cigars, not joints
5) they have way bigger dogs (maybe because they have a park so close) not just dachshunds