New York City is big- very big. I've lived here for five years and still haven't seen most of it. Still, there are some places I love to visit again and again. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) is one of them. Even though I'd been there a few weeks ago with my friends Savannah and Hodel, I was thrilled when Summer asked to go there too! Summer wanted to see The Coe Collection of American Indian art. I had never visited that exhibit, so I happily agreed. Today was rainy and cool, the perfect weather for museum going, so off we went! We found the Coe Collection quite easily- it's right on the first floor.
I especially loved the Maya carvings. They were so cool! This stela had a beautiful carving of a jaguar. Someday I would love to visit Maya ruins. That would be an awesome trip! Have you ever read any of the books in the Royal Princess Diaries series? I loved the one about the Lady of Palenque. Royal life in the height of the Maya civilization sounded so exciting.
Summer liked this bag decorated with beautiful beadwork. She is very patient- I think she would be excellent if she learned to do beadwork herself. She quietly looked at all the items in the Coe Collection, while I ran ahead and explored Mesoamerica, South America, and the Pacific Islands!
This is a really cool mask from the Pacific Northwest. I love the art from that part of the world- it is so beautiful. I was very lucky to visit Washington state in 2006, but I would love to go back and I would especially love to visit British Columbia someday!
Even though we went to the Met to see the Coe Collection, I told Summer that we could not leave without visiting William the Hippo in the Egyptian wing. He's the mascot of the museum and he's super cute- and bright blue! Summer really liked him; I was glad I insisted we visit!
After we saw William, we decided to leave. Since the day was rainy, the museum was crowded with lots of people who, like us, decided the Met was the perfect place to spend a rainy day. Summer is from a smaller city, so she got a bit overwhelmed by the crowds. Luckily, we had another destination in mind- but I'll save that story for my next blog entry.
Summer and I really enjoyed seeing the art from all over the world. Have you ever been to an art museum? What was your favorite thing about it?
In this entry I'm wearing: shirt from Dynamite Threads. Summer is wearing a button-up shirt from Liberty Jane.