April 09, 2004

Byzantium: Faith and Power. An online exhibition from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Magnificent. And this (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 poseur, 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!