Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday at the Met

Ready to check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Olesya in action
Matthew determined he much prefers landscapes to portraits or sculpture...and he truly is a Colorado boy at heart.  Looking at the information on this, his favorite painting, he discovered it was of a Colorado locale.
Dominick is not an artsy kinda guy (really?  Who'dve guessed??) but he goes along with all my efforts to give the kids access to a little culture.
Looking down on a sculpture
The kids all were fascinated with George Washington's area.

 The rainy day was a good one for visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We spent about 3 1/2 hours there, and  I think the kids discovered more about what they don't like than what they do like! Hahaha!  They really were totally uninterested in Egyptian artifacts, which I thought Kenny might enjoy as he has a fascination with that time period.  They were not at all into most works of art from the earlier centuries.  However, they were really very interested in the staged rooms with period furniture, wall hangings, beds and other art work.  All of them agreed that they enjoyed seeing how ornate things were in some time periods and in certain places...and yet all also said they preferred the Colonial American rooms the most. That was funny to me.  After a quick zip through the highly overpriced gift shop, we headed back to the hotel room where I nursed a fever, and yes, whined a little too :-p

3 comments:

Lenore said...

Another wonderful day in NYC!!! I adore the picture of Dom with all the kids, sitting on the bench in the museum!! Awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking us on vacation with you. The pictures are awesome. The kids exhibit the values taught in this family. No wonder the New Yorkers were friendly, you--collectively--draw people to you. They love your warm, loving vibes.

Me too,
Lael

Anonymous said...

If you haven't already, you need to read From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankwiler to the kids now that they have been to the Met.

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