Since this past October, I’ve surprisingly been able to knock off a bunch of things on my to do list in terms of New York City. I tackled Broadway more than a handful of times (not to mention Off-Broadway), explored without an agenda, and finally visited a museum (Museum of Modern Art).
I finally had the opporutnity to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I have to say it was even more overwhelming that MoMA. The measley two or so hours gave me little time to explore. Not to mention, the maps were terrible and I couldn’t find my way around. There were hidden corridors all over the museum and I got lost more than once.
Overall, I know for a fact that I don’t have an appreciation for Greco-Roman pottery. They just don’t interest me. It beats me how they’ve lasted all these years but I’m not truly amazed by their craftsmanship. On the other hand, I love the Ancient Greek and Roman jewelry. The intricate designs on the pieces made my mouth water! I would love to get my hands on a set of those but I know I will never be able to afford them. Furthermore, I loved the marble statues. I think I was imporessed more of the fact that they were able to restore the weathered pieces almost perfectly.
It took twenty minutes of traversing around the Met to find the Model As A Muse exhibit. Ever since hearing about the opening via twitter, I was interested in seeing it. Unfortunately, since it took so long for us to find the place, we only got to quickly stroll through the exhibit. I would like to come back just for a better look at the exhibit. I better do it soon though. The Model As A Muse exhibit is temporary.