A Day at The Met

Last Tuesday I boarded the 9:04 bus bound for New York City and was super excited to spend the day with friends visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After arriving at Port Authority I took the subway over to the east side and then took the bus uptown. Our plan was to meet around 10:30 and I was only like 15 minutes late. As the bus drove uptown I was reminded of my days living in NYC. I used to take this route many times to and from work on days I didn't walk or take the subway.

Once we arrived at the Met, we made our donation for our entrance and decided that we would start at the top and work our way down. I wasn't prepared to be overwhelmed and mesmerized by all of the views, sections, and pieces.

Can we just talk about this view from the rooftop of the Met. Right now, through October 29th the exhibit on the Cantor Rooftop is "The Theater of Disappearance." What you don't see behind me is the Cantor Roof Garden Bar, which was just opening as we were making our way down to the next exhibit. There is also a Members Roof Garden Bar adjacent to the Cantor Roof Garden bar!

Next up we walked through the following areas:
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Egyptian Art
  • American Art
  • Greek and Roman Art

You can see the floor plan below. I recommend making a plan of what areas you want to see and schedule a break for food and rest as your stomach and feet will thank you!

We grabbed sandwiches in the American Wing Café before heading on for the rest of the afternoon.

View from Lunch

Next up we headed over to Sara Berman' Closet, which is running through November 26th. The exhibition represents Berman's life from 1982-2004. She lived in a tiny Greenwich Village apartment and her closet filled with items in ivory, cream, and ecru- giving an impression it was all white was completely organized. I loved learning more about her and came home and read more about her! The exhibit is in the same area as the closet of Arabella Worsham, a wealthy art patroness. You can say complete opposites of both ladies. 

Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations between Artists was another favorite exhibit of mine. It's so true that over the past decade, mobile-phone cameras have changed how photographs are made and viewed.

After about six hours we decided to find a rooftop bar near by to enjoy the gorgeous weather, the amazing city views, and the company of one another! We walked south along Central Park, people watching and chatting about what the winter in NYC will be like and all the holiday things we want to see and do! 

We arrived at 4:50 at The Peninsula Hotel and found out their rooftop, Salon De Ning opens at 5. Excited as we were we made a beeline to the elevator and up to the rooftop, scouring a corner couch! The only downside was the business men smoking cigars. 

It was such a wonderful day in New York City. You should totally check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art or any of the many great museums in the city. And if you're looking for a great rooftop bar in Midtown stop by! 

What is your favorite museum?



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