last week Liam had a few days off so we happily planned a visit to one of the best places on earth the Metropolitan Museum of Art. this was Liam's third visit and as i mentioned in my piece friday fun! about our trip to The Met Cloisters last November. Liam's a big fan of museums and especially the gift shop at the end of every outing.
i love this vintage image of the Met. give me sepia all day long...
we started our adventure with the mummies of course - item 1 on our agenda. unfortunately The Temple of Dendur was closed for a private event.
this lovely lady holding her son is the goddess Isis suckling her son Horus. 332–30 B.C. she completely caught my eye. i love the positions of the statuary on this shelf.
a crocodile for my boy.
these candlesticks are tres chic! you can find something for all tastes at the Met!
after a yummy lunch at the Petrie Court Cafe we made our way to the David Hockney exhibit. it was breathtaking - so thrilled to have been able to view before it closed February 25. next week's post is devoted to Mr. Hockney - i will leave you with this.
A Bigger Splash, 1967. this painting was the exhibition cover image.
the William Eggleston exhibit was next - so much vibrant color in these dye transfer prints.
in our world of endless images - this gave me pause.
we popped into the Impressionist gallery - of course!
The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning
A Waitress at Duval's Restaurant
we progressed to the Arms and Armor gallery. this was item 2 on Liam's agenda.
you can guess what item 3 was... the gift shop. nothing funnier than a child running down the days schedule for you. ha!
he was happy!
oh so very happy!
"pretend I am wearing this"
we detoured into the American Wing before our last stop (Liam begrudgingly agreed!) and took in the Thomas Cole's Journey - Atlantic Crossings exhibit which features his works along with those of his contemporaries.
Here is his sketch box.
John Constable: Study of a Cloudy Sky
i truly hope you have the opportunity to visit the Met. golly i love it so.
til next time.