Art and the World

(Originally Posted: February 24, 2014)

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK, NY- Yesterday as an early birthday gift to one of my best friends, Stephanie, I took a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (also known as the MET). Another friend of mine, Natalia, my boyfriend Gilberto, and my little sister, Alondra, also came along. Alondra had gotten free passes from her school, and asked me to bring some friends along. It has been years since I have gone to the MET, and it was bigger than from what I remembered. It would take a whole day to see all the  art within the museum (if you are lucky). The building itself runs from East 80th street to 84th and is next to Central Park in Manhattan. Art is my second passion, so to see so many forms of it in one place was like being a kid in a candy store. Sculptures, sketches, oil paintings, stained glass, pottery, wood carvings, photography, and other mediums of art surrounded me. I regret not bringing my sketchbook along to try and capture some of the details, but I thankfully had my camera. We went through Rome, Greece, Egypt, Israel, India, Africa, Korea, France, England, Mexico, and a few other places in just one museum. The collections were breathtaking, and just to add humor we posed with some of the statues. We learned a lot from history thanks to the artifacts. Three out of five of us in the group are music majors and enjoyed viewing the musical instruments from the past. Each collection made me feel like I was in that part of the world (now if only I can get over my flight anxiety and actually visit these places). If you are in the New York City area, go to the MET. It's awesome!

Photos: Rosa Elena Burgos and Gilberto E. Burgos

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