The last time I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art it was just before they closed for the day. It was all right because I’d had a NY Pass, so it didn’t “technically” cost me anything to go in for only twenty minutes. This time around, though, I was going to get my money’s worth.
I traveled through the Greek & Roman arts section first – for old time’s sake. Also, I really enjoy Greek and Roman statues.
Some statues are impressive despite being damaged by time/etc, such as this one:
Other pieces have been restored, such as this statue of Hercules:
The museum lets you know which parts have been restored:
If I like a piece enough to take a picture of it (for future viewings) I try to take a picture of the card next to it. It helps me remember the name of the piece and the artist, because I know I’m going to forget it later on. This especially helps with modern art.
Since I had more time I was able to explore the Mezzanine in the Greek & Roman section. Up here I found a great view of the floor below and some other stuff, like a chariot and pots:
From there I wandered through Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, up to the more modern arts, through medieval, and then to the Egyptian Arts.
They have a tomb that you can walk through:
Immersive exhibits are pretty awesome.
Then I found the most awesome area – The Sackler Wing. I guess they were setting up an exhibit or getting ready for a party, because it was mostly roped off. But the room itself was awesome – the full-wall windows, the water…
The website tells me that this is the Temple of Dendur. I wonder if you can go in there when they’re not setting stuff up.