Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor….
Sunday morning on July 1, 2012, Maria and I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, located at Fifth Avenue & 81 Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan’s Museum Mile, is by area one of the world’s largest art galleries. There is also a much smaller second location at “The Cloisters” in Upper Manhattan that features medieval art.
Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art.
The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met’s galleries.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people.
It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue. As of 2007, the Met measures almost 1/4 mile (400 m) long and occupies more than 2,000,000 square feet.
Maria was really excited about finally visiting this famous museum. Many of her favourite paintings were housed here, and she was excited to view all of them. I on the other hand was content on finding the nearest bench when we entered each room, and view these paintings in a sitting position.
The works of art were done of huge canvasses. I was amazed at how sharp and life like these paintings were, especially because most were painted in the 14 & 15 Centuries. The Met is definitely a place to visit if you are an art lover… Just another day in the life of a Mississauga Chiropractor.
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