With a little more than an hour of free time last Friday, my Mom and I popped over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly known as "The Met," for a quick blast of art.
The Met is ginormous, so you could really spend several days and still not quite see everything. With a limited amount of time, we decided to head for the Impressionists gallery and spied this little gem on the way there:
Once we got to the Impressionists gallery we saw a great Matisse...
...and another, which I assumed was a study for his painting "Dance."
We also found this lovely little Monet:
(As a side note, The Rodin Museum in Paris has to be one of my most favorite museums that I've ever been to. I highly recommend a visit if you ever get the opportunity.)
We ended our visit by wandering through the Met's new-ish (opened 2011) Islamic wing.
The next time you have the chance, why not pop into your local museum for just an hour? I suspect you'll come away with days of inspiration. I know that I did!
Thanks for stopping by!
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