Destination: New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met)
The permanent collection of this famed museum contains more than two million works of art. Don’t miss the stunning wing that now houses the extensive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities (extensively renovated in 2008) and the American Wing, unveiled by Michelle Obama in May 2009. With the recent renovation of the museum’s 19th century galleries, many well-known images images have been reinstalled, such as those by Degas, Monet and Renoir and a few significant additions including Scandinavian, German and American artists. As a result, the galleries now allow for a more interesting way to tour one of the most comprehensive collections of French Impressionist art outside of the Louvre as well as 19th century art movements and styles, including Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Barbizon school, and Realism.
Indagare tips: If you’re introducing children to the massive museum, consider going with Natasha Schlesinger of Art Muse, who specializes in making art come alive for kids. If you’re looking for a nice lunch break nearby, consider Sant Ambroeus, the restaurant at the Carlyle or taking a picnic...
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