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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Met

the met

Opening its doors in 1872, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) is an art museum on the edge of Central Park in New York City, and remains one of the world’s largest art galleries.

Approximately a quarter mile long, with two million square feet of floor space, the museum contains over two million art works from many era and many countries all over the globe.

In my university classes in Integrated Arts here in Florida, I teach a variety of art genres, and no other museum affords my students a greater variety of art works than The Met.

There are two particular websites that I highly recommend to my students. Just like at the museum itself, one can get lost inside this virtual paradise for art lovers. The websites are both Met sites:




It is well worth the visit!



19 comments:

  1. Dear JJ,
    You are absolutely right. The Met museum is one of the best in the world. Whenever I go to New York I go there! That happened several times already and I feel I have seen only a very small fraction of what is there for us to see. My last time was less than one month ago and I already miss it.
    New York is my favorite city in the world and among many other hot places, two of them are the two "Met": The Museum and the Opera House (another that is among the very best in the world). How lucky you are in having both in the same city!

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  2. A super resource thanks for the links

    I am hoping to save up some money and take my little boy to the London natural history museum one day

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  3. FanaticoUm: Lucky indeed. I have been there many times. I used to make the trip periodically from Newe Hampshire when I lived in the North, but since I moved South, I have visited only once. Great place. I also love the Prado in Madrid, and just about every museum in Firenze.

    Chibi Janine: It is fabulous. Many of the museums in London are tops in the world.

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  4. I can think of no better pastime for children than to hang out at the Met! Bravo!!

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  5. Judie: Oh, it is wonderful for kids. In fact, more of our educational programs should require students to visit museums like this. One cannot help but learn there.

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  6. I've always wanted to go there but never had the chance. Someday...:), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  7. Not only is the Met a fantastic place but Central Park itself! I would love to take a few days and just tour every square inch of that packed full park....I know people who only believe horrible stuff happen in that park and they have no idea about the museums, the old dairy spot, following twinkle lights to the Tavern on the Green in the winter time... the Zoo, Aquarium, the Carousel...Park Conservancy's A Clearing in the Forest...what a great place just waiting to be explored even if just for a game of chess! It's like another world from fishing to day dreaming.....! Can you tell I need to visit this place!

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  8. Miriam: It is well worth it!

    Karen: Yes, it's obvious, and you are right on the money. BTW, do you play chess?

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  9. I just wished to thank you for linking up to my Weekend Creation Blog hop last week - I was away then so I'm trying to catch up. You hav a great blog here and I'm going to pop over to your new one now. NEW FOLLOWER ALERT! ;D Shah. X

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  10. I love the Met and miss it. For that matter, I miss NYC. Great post! I'm now following your interesting blog and hope you will follow mine as well.

    Regards, Mari

    http://www.mariscamera.blogspot.com

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  11. Shah: Thank you! I'll be following your blog today.

    Mari: Thank you. I certainly will!

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  12. Hi there JJ ... wow, simply amazing. There really is so much for me to look forward to. I've not had the opportunity for travel as yet but when I start, this is definitely a place that I wish to walk the halls of. Thank you JJ for sharing it with me.
    I also want to thank you for you're beautiful comment on my blog, I am humbled by your kindness. I am fine, life can be a rollercoaster at times as I am sure you know but it is also so very beautiful & that's what keeps me going through the hard times. Have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

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  13. Kath: It is great to have you back!

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  14. A beautiful looking building. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  15. Hi:
    I've awarded your site with the "One Lovely Blog" award. See my blog post to get the details. Hope you participate. If you do a prerequisite is that you link back to my site
    Regards, Mari
    http://mariscamera.blogspot.com/2011/05/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  16. JJ, I found you at Mari's place. Congratulations on the One Lovely Blog Award. Mari has great taste I see.
    Oh, and I must visit those art museums.

    ~ Debra
    http://debrasblogpureandsimple.blogspot.com

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  17. Hey JJ, I've had an unexpected hiatus from the net lately so this comment is a little late. The Met's definitely a place I want to visit. Thinking back to the one and only time I visited New York I'm always kicking myself that I didn't visit it - everyone I've spoken to whose visited NY comes back extolling its virtues.

    For my part I've only visited it through the eyes of young Holden Caulfield in Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye".

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  18. I can't wait to go! I don't know when I am going but my mother and I have been talking about a trip to New York City for well over a year now. She used to live in New York when she was my age and she wants me to see everything! I think it will be one of the best trips I have ever taken!

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  19. KB: I did enjoy it. Thank you.

    Mari: Thank you so much for the honor. I will participate.

    Debra: Very nice to meet you. Yes, head to the museums!

    Akseli: Take the virtual tour. It's great!

    AA: I don't think you could see it all in one trip, but you will have the time of your life!

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