Thursday, 3 June 2010

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


Back in February 2010, whilst in New York, I visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museun is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from pre-history to the present and from every part of the globe.


Unlike in most UK galleries and museums, visitors are allowed to take photographs (as long as you don't get too close to the artwork) so I happily snapped away capturing my favourite artworks for future reference and to share with you here.

Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.


I was inspired and overwhelmed by many of the artworks on display. You could spend days inside the Museum and still not see everything on offer. Despite being really busy when I visited, it was still a peaceful space to be in. I was really interested in the Impressionist paintings. I love their use of colour and bold brushwork.


For further information on the Museum, visit: www.metmuseum.org

2 comments:

  1. love the snow in the Park - it was summer when we went and so hot - like the fact you can take photos of the art work

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  2. I've totally fallen in love with New York! Would love to go back in the Fall. It was soooooo cold when we went. I was really surprised that the MET let you take photographs, although I did get told off for taking one photo too close up! LOL.

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