The Metropolitan Art Museum


 Last month, we enjoyed a weekend away in New York City. I talked briefly about our trip and wrote a couple posts, Essentials to Take to NYC and Broadway in NYC. I wanted to take this week to share the rest of our trip details with y'all so today I'm sharing a look at our tour around The MET. 
-October 22nd, 2016- 

This was our first time traveling to New York City in the middle of fall. We packed for cold, as temperatures were expected to be both warm and cold, but we didn't realize just how cold and windy it would get. Today's forecast was in the high forties in the morning and would drop to low forties by evening. As we got ready for another day in the city, we stopped at the local Starbucks on the main floor of our hotel and grabbed a coffee to keep us warm during our commute to The MET. We took the Subway as far as it would get us and then walked the rest of the way there. 



When we arrived and got in line to purchase tickets, we were surprised to learn that the musuem doesn't necessarily charge a set rate, but you pay as little or as much as you want to. "Suggested' admission is  $25 for Adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for children 12 and under. How neat! 


This was the gorgeous stairwell that would take you up to the second floor of The MET. 


The MET offers 5,000 years of art spanning across all cultures and time periods. The museum did a great job at bringing different time periods to life. 



One of my favorite exhibits was the French exhibit with old French decor, bedding, fixtures, and artwork. It reminded me of my trip to The Louvre in Paris. I love the elaborate details that went into architecture and design back in the day. 


I wouldn't mind having this room for an office ^


The MET was like walking around a mansion with a ton of bedrooms. You would walk from one room to the next. The walls would be lined with paintings and the hallways would be lined with statues. 





These were some paintings I took pictures of throughout the museum. Funny enough, my iPhone took better pictures inside the museum than my DSLR would, because of the lighting. 



It amazes me what people can do with paint and brushes. To see these painting up close and to see how realistic they are, they're beautiful! I envy these amazing painters. If there was one hidden talent I wish I could have, it would be the ability to paint like these famous painters. After returning from our trip, I told Zac I wanted to take a class and learn how to sculpt statues. Statues amaze me too. They're so realistic and detailed, I'm just like, how?! Teach me please!


There's so much art to see, that you could spend your entire day exploring the museum. We were there for two hours, and had only explored the right side of the museum. I'd love to go back and visit the rest of the museum someday. Definitely bring your walking shoes and get there early if you plan to visit on the weekends. We attempted to go the day before and the lines were stretched around the corner so we got up early the next day to beat the crowds. 

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6 comments

  1. I remember the first time I went to the MET. It was surreal seeing some of those paintings in real life... the Monets, the Degas, the Gauguins... I actually teared up when I saw a couple of them! My Daddy is an artist so it's in my blood. <3 What a fun trip you guys had! I want to go back to NYC so bad I can't stand it!

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  2. I had to practically force my mom and sister to go with me to The Met when we visited a few years ago, and I'm so glad that I made them. Everything was so beautiful, and like you I was in awe that people could create these masterpieces! I still want to go back one day!

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  3. I loved going to the Metropolitan Art Museum. I did it on my first visit to NYC about 7 years ago. It was so beautiful, but we couldn't finish it in one day. I loved seeing all the art pieces. So beautiful.

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  4. My college roommate lives in NYC and I just visited her a few weeks ago! Love the city. Living in Philly makes it such a (relatively!) quick trip. And OMG I would LOOOVE to have that one room as an office, too!!!

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  5. Oh it's such a beautiful museum - I mean aside from the art, the architecture of the building is just amazing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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