Among the absolute "must sees" in New York City is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By chance we visited precisely on the museums' 145th anniversary, as it was incorporated on April 13, 1870! Housed in a two-million-square-foot building on the southeastern edge of Central Park, the museum is so expansive that one could easily spend several days here.
|New fountains at the front entrance!|
One of the special exhibits was "The Plains Indians: Artist of Earth and Sky," so I made sure to stop by that. The beadwork on various items was particularly impressive and lovely.
|Men's moccasins and - in the back - a bear claw necklace!|
|Gorgeous color and detail on this men's jacket|
|Van Gogh, The Flowering Orchard (1888)|
|Gold necklace with amethyst & glass (6th/7th century)|
|Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emanuel Gotlieb Leutze|