Metropolitan Museum of Art

Getting to the Met required a little more legwork. The closest subway station to be found was along the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, three long blocks away from the museum. We did get to ride up what was at one time the longest escalator in the world when we transferred from a train on the IND Queens Boulevard Line to the Lexington Ave train.  That was fun.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is immense.  It would take at least a whole day to see it all, but here are some pictures from the two hours we had left in the day to visit.

MET Entrance Hall

The Great Hall, entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Flowers in MET Entrance Hall

A decorative alcove in the MET Great Hall

Egypt Gallery

A view of the Temple of Dendur in the massive Sackler Wing of the museum, featuring Egyptian art

Egypt Gallery

Another view in the Sackler Wing

Egypt Gallery

Egyptian art detail on the temple wall

Central Park through the window

Looking out toward Central Park from the Sackler Wing of the museum

American Wing Facade

This facade from an old bank building provides the entrance from the courtyard into the American Wing

American Wing period room

The American Wing features rooms decorated in period furnishings and artwork

Stuart portrait of Washington

A Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington

The Frank Lloyd Wright Room

The Frank Lloyd Wright Room in the American Wing

Stained Glass at MET

Artwork of stained glass is displayed just outside the courtyard by the American Wing

European Sculpture Court

The European Sculpture Court at the MET