A Day at The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last Wednesday was my second thyroid-versary, which I celebrated by spending the morning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I had a follow-up appointment with my surgeon later in the day and I am happy to report that other than a slight adjustment to my Synthroid dose, I am doing fine two years out.

I haven’t been to The Met in ten years, so I was excited to plan a return visit. With no agenda set, I had the morning to roam free and make my way to as many exhibits as time allowed. I began in the Medieval Art section, before heading to Arms and Armor (this was my favorite part of the museum!), the American Wing (where the famous Emanuel Leutze painting Washington Crossing the Delaware now lives, in case you’re looking for it), Egyptian Art, and briefly passed through Musical Instruments. My apologies to any exhibitions I forgot to mention!

{Arms and Armor}

The Met - Arms and Armor

The Met - Arms and Armor

The Met - Arms and Armor

Some of the current exhibitions worth seeing include Van Gogh: Irises and Roses, Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs, China: Through the Looking Glass (there are some gorgeous couture gowns on display), and Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art. Most of these exhibits run through mid-August; however, Warriors and Mothers can be seen until mid-September.

{China: Through the Looking Glass}

The Met - China: Through the Looking Glass

The Met - China: Through the Looking Glass

The Met - China: Through the Looking Glass

The Met - China: Through the Looking Glass The Met - China: Through the Looking Glass

If you are planning a visit to The Met, you will need to budget a chunk of time — even an entire day — to explore, as the museum is large. The layout is a bit of a maze, so it would be wise to grab a map when you enter or take the self-guided audio tour (if it weren’t for my good friend and trusty tour guide who accompanied me, I’d still be wandering the Medieval Art section).

I had such a great time at The Met that my summer plans now include a visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the Guggenheim, the Cloisters, and just because I’ve never been, the New York Public Library at West 42nd Street.

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