My family’s friends, Pearl and Trish, came to visit me on Tuesday from back home. They are here on the very official business of Trish starting college at Rutgers in just a few days!
NJ isn’t that far away, so they came to run around The City with me for a while and soak in some sights. Apparently, there is a several month long wait list to get into the head of the Statue of Liberty, so I took them to the next best thing: The Met. No, not that Met, the AWESOME one that doesn’t require a gown, tux, or an ear for classical music. You know, where the Gossip Girls eat lunch.
The ancient Egyptian artwork in the museum is the most inspiring collection to see there because it shows that humanity has the capacity to build and create stunning things with their hands. It is also a reminder of how far we can deviate under the guidance and cold mechanisms of machinery. Something about Egyptian art from its early stages to the Amarna period is simply sublime.
Naturally, I had to take a photo of Trish at the Temple of Dendur, pretty much one of the museum’s crown jewels.
The statues in the American wing are also quite inspiring, and make me dream of a yesteryear with master craftsmen (and women!)
The medieval artwork collection at the Met cannot be fully grasped without seeing the Cloisters uptown (which is a trip I need to make!) I leave you with this ominous looking nun as a reminder to us all to see the unicorn tapestries at the Cloisters soon.
Enjoy the slideshow!