Monday, September 05, 2016

Art at The Met, Pt. 1

For art lovers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka "The Met") in New York City is a must-see. Besides an outstanding collection of art and culture, it is also a feast of architecture, both inside and outside.

How about the Charles Engelhard Court, located in The American Wing? Jaw-dropping.

Diana by Augustus Saint-Gardens:

Shall we get to the collections themselves? Yes! Plenty of Egyptian pieces (26,000 enough for you?) dating from 300,000 B.C.–A.D. 4th century.

This interior "outdoor" court is incredible. But at The Met, incredible is no surprise.

Wander inside and discover more untold treasures:

but beware the croc that guards the exterior!

If you're into stained glass, how about Autumn Landscape, attributed to Agnes Northrop for Tiffany Studios?

Even the staircases are works of art:

You can view entire rooms from historic homes, such as this Frank Lloyd Wright room from Wayzata, Minnesota:

If Victorian is more your taste, you might prefer these rooms:

Come back for part 2!

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