Monday, September 24, 2007

Goodsh*t: The Met in the Evening

Frans Hals (Dutch, 1582/83–1666)
Young Man and Woman in an Inn ("Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart"), 1623

Gerard ter Borch (Dutch, 1617–1681)
Curiosity, ca. 1660

Frank Stella (American, born 1936)
Chinese Pavilion, 2007

I usually go to the Met when it's light out and I have a weekend day free so I can spend more time perusing the pricelessness. The current exhibition of interest: "The Age of Rembrandt" features one of the largest collections of Dutch paintings. It was a mental revival from previous art history studies from college, and I really enjoyed reacquainting myself with the Dutch phenoms as well as getting to know the prints and lithography that I was not too familiar. It was suggested to me, why not take in the Met in the evening and then make my way to the roof for a beautiful view of the city at dusk? Mojitos, wine and tripping over Frank Stella's massive pieces made this visit to the Met, certainly a memorable one.

1 comment:

deb said...

aww yeah!