The Metropolital Art Museum in NYC

Art enriches our lives. The imagination and artistic expression of human beings fascinates me.

This really sets us apart from animals, although being sentient beings, they do not possess the ability to design or create (other than functional dwelling places, such as nests, beaver dams etc.) for the sake of beauty and musings.

Walking through the huge doors and entering the great hall of the Met was magical; I felt the electricity of this colossal collection of art, a treasure house! Where to start? Every direction led to the treasures.

Can you find me?

where is carmen

Claude Monet is one of my favourite artists. I love sunflowers almost as much as daisies! I wore my new Monet T-shirt that I bought at the Met gift shop. Did you know Monet painted T-shirts? I don’t think mine is an original, I think this one is a copy. They match my neon yellow skinnies, so I have really made good use of them worn with various tops.

Monet sunflowers

Here are a few of the thousands of photos I took. It was overwhelming! I suppose I could do a whole blog on New York City. πŸ˜‰

Enjoying the beauty of the rotunda; the whole experience is so aesthetic and visually stimulating.

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Meeting interesting people who appreciate art is always a pleasure.

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carmenI met a charming family and asked if I could take their photo.

charming family

Only human beings wear clothes, I find that fascinating. We are created very uniquely, in the image of God, with the ability to create. The human imagination is truly wondrous and amazing! I appreciate people sharing their God-given talents, making the world a more beautiful place!

I see us, the animals and the earth as His art and design. What people do is an extension of that creativity! Creation-not destruction.

Make a wish, but you may have to wait for your wish to be granted because there’s a line-up and it seems a lot of people are waiting for their wishes to come true!

fountainilovenyP.S. For Joni and anyone interested in purchasing an original T-shirt, here’s the selection …

Β Check out the lovely ladies at Patti’s VISIBLE MONDAY

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About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/
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24 Responses to The Metropolital Art Museum in NYC

  1. Bob says:

    Yes, I recognized the pants when I saw them, today (Sep. 16).

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  2. Bob says:

    So many comments….please endure one more (ha ha)…..yes, I found you right away…I would not expect less of me (again, ha ha)…..how did you get your portrait in the frame!!!? I love it.

    I come away from museums with appreciation but not always with understanding. I tend to want to read all explanations….which keeps people with me waiting!!!!….. and then I do not retain much of what I have seen and read. Frustration!

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    • carmen says:

      Comments are like dances–are there ever too many? ENDURE is not the word, more like ENJOY!!! “Please ENJOY one more.” ha ha And I do thank you!

      Glad you found me in the crowd! Did you notice I wore the same pants today? I hear you about museums, I like to read and take my time, soak it in, savour and enjoy.

      As for my photo being in the museum, I saw one with you too. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for dropping by!
      ❀ carmen

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  3. Jess says:

    Love this Carmen! I have yet to go there and I too feel the same about art, expression and creativity> Where would we be with out it? Love the photos you too, especially the one of you looking at the sunflowers and your gorgeous self in the Sunflower impressionistic top with those fab yellow pants. The family’s outfits were so great! Love their vintage look as a family. Love it!!
    I will have to visit someday! Thank you for sharing!
    from the link up

    please stop by, jess

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Jess! I love my yellow pants and will show some more tops I’ve worn them with: black and white and yellow combo which you also did. Great minds think alike or should that be–fashionistas think alike! πŸ™‚

      The family was adorable, very kind and patient!

      ❀ carmen

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  4. plutrell says:

    I love museums, Monet, your style, and New York! Love the post….and I speaking of NYC, I hope you will stop by to enter my $1000 giveaway for shopping with Lafayette 148 New York!

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  5. Patti says:

    Wonderful photos and essay, Carmen! I really love your Monet tee and of course all the beautiful surroundings. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  6. utesmile says:

    I found you straight away in the crowd…. you cheer the whole place up with the bright colours, so beautiful! The museum looks great!

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  7. One of the best museums in the world honestly. You can find so many great items inside. From the paintings to the amazing architecture

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    • carmen says:

      It truly is an amazing place, we also went to the Museum of Natural History, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and the Brooklyn Museum. Last year we went to MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The best part was that the entrance fee was by donation; affordable for everyone!

      *Prices are “recommended” – any donation will gain you access to the Museum.*

      In Scotland museums are free and accessible to everyone no matter their income.

      I ❀ NY

      ❀ carmen

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      • I have not visited the Jazz museum. I am sure it was great. The beauty about museums–you can spend an entire day, and still not take everything in. There’s so much information within each museum.

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        • carmen says:

          The Jazz museum is small, but fabulous! As you say–you can spend an entire day in museums–it’s quite overwhelming! The Jazz museum has a personal touch, and you have to ring the doorbell to get in, there are no lineups or crowds, perhaps a well-kept secret. πŸ˜‰ I highly recommend it! I’ll be doing a post about it in the future.

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  8. Ralph says:

    Hi Carmen πŸ˜€ No. I couldn’t find you. Were you on a pedestal ? πŸ˜‰ xox ❀

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    • carmen says:

      Well, I’ll give you a hint … I’m wearing neon yellow skinny jeans and a sunflower Claude Monet T-shirt, that’s the only hint you’ll get and if you still can’t find me, I think you might need a magnifying glass! πŸ˜‰

      I ❀ NY

      ❀ carmen

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  9. jangrahammcmillen says:

    One of my favorite places on the face of the whole earth! I have hundreds of slides, and had a fraudulent letter from my legitimate department introducing me as faculty ( from my real department head! I was just a student.) They didn’t allow photos then. Thank you for the reminder of a wonderful time in my life.
    You look beautiful and I’m not even surprised at seeing your face in the frame! And of course I found you instantly …your dancer’s posture, of course!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much my dear Jan! Glad I could bring back happy memories of that special time in your life! They allow photos in most rooms without flash. There are a few rooms where no photos are allowed. I found out after I took one – oops!

      Ha ha – you noticed my face in the frame – you are very observant and pay attention! Glad you could spot me in the great hall, a bit like Where’s Waldo? I should have been wearing my red and white top with jeans, like here …

      https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/what-to-do-on-a-rainy-day/

      I ❀ NY

      ❀ carmen

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  10. I love the photo you took of that sweet family. They look to be right out of a Gatsby style movie. Love it! I didn’t know Monet painted on t shirts and that one sure suits you.

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    • carmen says:

      Aren’t they adorable! They posed for almost a minute while people were passing, so I could take the photo without other people in it. It almost makes me want to donate my entire wardrobe and start buying clothes from the 30s – ALMOST! πŸ˜‰

      As for my T-shirt, alas! I found out Monet did not paint T-shirts after all. πŸ˜‰ I should have suspected that; the gift shop had Van Gogh Irises and other famous art. I’ve just added some T-shirts from the gift shop for you to see in this post and here’s a link if you want to order one …

      http://store.metmuseum.org/apparel/tops/icat/tops

      It’s difficult for me to go anywhere without buying something, every museum has a gift shop! Truth be told, I spent a lot of time in there trying to decide.

      Art is a wonderful thing! And you do it so well, dear Joni.

      ❀ carmen

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