April 09, 2004
Byzantium: Faith and Power.
An online exhibition from the
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
12 years ago
(from Gallery V) is amazing. Looks just like the Qing dynasty court outfits.
Marvelous, I just signed up. I have been fortunate to have been able to visit the Met a couple of times. Museums like this give me goosebumps. Awe-inspiring. Thank God for New York and all it has to offer.
oooh!! this makes me regret leaving the east coast for cali! the met is awesome & this exhibit looks fantastic...perhaps its time to visit the parents...
If you can make it to the MET, this exhibition is once-in-a-lifetime. There is something for everyone: triptychs, illuminated manuscripts, furniture, tapestries...etc. Me Mam saw it this past week, but mentioned however that the exhibition space is very dark (to preserve the surfaces), and of course, crowded.
The '97 exhibit was one of the best shows I saw in the '90s. I'm very much looking forward to this, but I'm waiting till the crowds die down a bit.
This collection does look incredible. I'm going to get off my butt and take the train for 5 min. and go see it. When you've lived in NY your whole life, you always take these things for granted. Never go to the MET on a weekend BTW–the crowds will kill ya...maliciously.
languagehat & other tri-staters who haven't seen the exhibition yet: museum meet-up? anyone?
Hey I'm TOTALLY down with that! I'll be in the city early May, can you wait?
I used to hit the met once a week and I imagine I'll continue once I come back, so a raincheck is cool too. Actually a New York MOFI meetup would be hella fun... can I start planning one for May? I could use a homecoming party.
The Met is always a great trip. If you're doing anything NYC related in May, can it be before May 26? They're turfing me out of my house that day, (stupid rez-renovation....).
(I don't live in NYC, least I be charged as a NYC
, but I am a commuter train away. Not that I go there more than 2 times a year, because I am cheap and I have no life.)
Expect a meetup post from me in early May, fwiw.
forksclovetofu: I was JUST drafting a meet-up notice! I'll put it on hold until your shout-out in May. I look forward to meeting you all!
Sounds good to me. And remember, all you cheapskates, the Met will take however much money you give them -- you don't have to give the "suggested donation" (which is doubtless well over $10 by now).
I paid $7 last time - torn between supporting art, and being a cheapskate student.
I just buy the internet membership. That's the right way to go for my money: $50 gets you unlimited action for the year.
Thanks, plep, for another wonderful eyefull!