...Via the Metropolitan Museum of Art
I kept my resolution to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art weekly. Yes, this is only the second week and yes, I have signed up for a series of lectures on Japanese art, but I know how easily resolve can fly out the window, even with the best of intentions.
The day surpassed my expectations. The lecture was outstanding. I rarely choose a seat in the front row for anything, but my assigned seat was the one closest to the lecturer. I could hear perfectly and being so close engaged my interest completely. I realized very quickly how little I know about Japanese art, but I will make several visits to the galleries to see the works that were discussed.
As I was walking to the auditorium for the lecture I realized I was walking quickly with my focus on getting settled before the program. I had plenty of time and stopped for a minute and looked around the area where I was standing.
I was walking through the treasures of Ancient Egypt as though I was in the drugstore looking for paper towels. It was a "stop and smell the roses" moment and the best lesson of the day. I stopped and really looked at the treasures surrounding me. I hadn't planned to share Egyptian art today, but that's where my heart took me. I really looked at what was in front of me, and want to share some of the pieces that I saw.
I took this picture thinking of my friends who love cats.
I had a wonderful visit today -- both for the art I saw and thoughts I took away. I am so looking forward to my visit next week -- both for the lecture and for whatever place in the museum my heart will take me.
As ever, thanks for visiting. Take care and I hope the first glimmers of spring are visiting you.