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”

An Excellent Day at The New American Wing of the Met and JKO Reservoir

Last Saturday wound up being one of those days that just turned out right.  We got a late start because we both slept in, but once we got out the door we were rolling.  We started our day off with a visit to Udon West, a great Japanese noodle shop on St. Mark’s Place (8thContinue reading “An Excellent Day at The New American Wing of the Met and JKO Reservoir”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Trip 1

Last Saturday, my wife and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We had been putting it off because we’d been busy with going out to different places every day and we were wearing ourselves out and sleeping in.  It’s Winter holiday from school, and she’s not working yet, so we’re trying to doContinue reading “The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Trip 1”

“The Three-Headed Male Figure”—African Art (Kuyu)

You may remember last week I posted about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s bizarre laptop policy.  This post is about the reason I was there.  I had to write an essay for my 100 level Art History class on either a Greek, Indian, Egyptian or Sub-Saharan African sculpture from the museum.  You’ll notice in theContinue reading ““The Three-Headed Male Figure”—African Art (Kuyu)”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Bizarre Laptop Policy

Sunday afternoon I went to the Met as part of an assignment from my Art History class.  I was supposed to go there, find a sculpture, either Greek, African, Indian, or Egyptian, and then write a 3 page paper detailing its form and presentation.  I had this wonderful plan in my head.  I would showContinue reading “The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Bizarre Laptop Policy”