Amy Meets America: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Today was an art-packed day as I visited both the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“the Met”) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Met was definitely the highlight, and the focus of my day. I’ll talk about the Guggenheim and the MoMA in another post.

The few people I talked to about the Met before I went recommended that I opt for MoMA instead, saying that the Met didn’t have the same quality of paintings. I’ve been to both now, and all I can say to that is – the Met is so much more than just paintings!. Yes, it only has a section for modern art, rather than an entire museum – but that’s what makes the Met the Met, and MoMA the MoMA.

If you loved the Louvre, you’ll love the Met.

I loved the Met for everything but the modern art, because I went for everything else! I’m a bit of a history nerd at times, so the European bits and pieces from the 15th – 18th centuries had my interest especially.

Ye be warned, though, if you blush at the semi-accurate replication of male genitalia then the first floor probably isn’t for you…