Museum Challenge: Arms & Armor of the Islamic World at the Met

On the same day that I saw the Year of the Rooster exhibit at the Met, I also decided to take a look at the Arms & Armor of the Islamic World exhibit. Most of my undergrad studies focused on Middle Eastern history so it’s an area I’m generally interested in. Plus, I grew upContinue reading “Museum Challenge: Arms & Armor of the Islamic World at the Met”

Museum Challenge: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the Chinese calendar, it’s the Year of the Rooster. I didn’t even realize that until I saw an exhibit listed to celebrate the Rooster in the Chinese galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I tried to guess at how they could put together an entire gallery of roosters. Rows and rows of roosters,Continue reading “Museum Challenge: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art”

Museum Challenge: The New York Transit Museum – Fun and Interesting

Of all the museums I’ve visited in New York City, the New York Transit Museum was the most fun, even though it’s also (so far) the smallest. The museum is designed in a way that allows for interaction with many of the exhibits. There was a whole class of children on a field trip playingContinue reading “Museum Challenge: The New York Transit Museum – Fun and Interesting”

Museum Challenge: The Museum of the City of New York (Feb 2017)

A few weeks ago I was standing in Barnes & Noble, looking around to see if anything would catch my eye. I didn’t really want to buy anything┬ábecause I have plenty of books that I haven’t read yet, but sometimes I go to B&N just to look around and get an idea of what’s popularContinue reading “Museum Challenge: The Museum of the City of New York (Feb 2017)”

Museum Challenge: The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park

Some photos from my trip to The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park in January: The Cloisters is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The building houses a collection of art from Medieval Europe. Because of that, most of the art depicts Christian religious stories and figures. It’s a pretty interesting collection that can beContinue reading “Museum Challenge: The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park”