NYC Trip Diary No. 5 (AKA The Big Art Post)


Tuesday Afternoon
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Love the Met. This was my third visit and I think that after two or three more visits I’ll at least have been in all the galleries. 🙂 
Medieval Gallery

Medieval Gallery

We had a wonderful lunch at the Petrie Court Cafe, which overlooks Central Park and the Petrie Sculpture Court. 
View from the Petrie Cafe

View from the Petrie Cafe

I had a delicious piece of salmon on a quinoa salad, which I’d never had before (quinoa, I mean) and it was really good. The cafe is very elegant, with turn of the 20th century chairs and tables, and an excellent waitstaff. We really enjoyed our meal here.

The Petrie Sculpture Court, outside the cafe

The Petrie Sculpture Court, outside the cafe

We saw a lot of galleries, including the Lehman collection, photography, Medieval art, European Sculpture and painting, and special exhibit entitled “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity.” Sadly, I couldn’t take photos there, but here are photos of my other favorite pieces that we saw:

"St. Christopher Carries the Infant Christ"

“St. Christopher Carries the Infant Christ”

Mary and the Infant Jesus. One of my patrons, St. Catherine of Alexandria, is on the far right.

Mary and the Infant Jesus. One of my patrons, St. Catherine of Alexandria, is on the far right.

El Greco, "Christ Carrying the Cross"

El Greco, “Christ Carrying the Cross”

One of my favorite paintings, from the Lehman collection. Ingres, "Princess de Brogile"

One of my favorite paintings, from the Lehman collection. Ingres, “Princess de Brogile”

Renoir, "Two Girls at the Piano"

Renoir, “Two Girls at the Piano”

In the Medieval Gallery

In the Medieval Gallery

Rodin, "Martyr"

Rodin, “Martyr”

Rodin, "Adam"

Rodin, “Adam”

Filippio Tarchiani, "St. Dominic in Penitence"

Filippio Tarchiani, “St. Dominic in Penitence”

"The Dormition of Mary"

“The Dormition of Mary”

Cupid and Venus

Cupid and Venus

On the roof of the Met

On the roof of the Met

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