Well, Noonmark Antiques became a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It made sense. Requested donations at the door are $25. a person ( although, you may pay anything you like, really!!! so there's no reason not to go!) I paid $50. for my daughter and I on Monday, and after a few days I decided, "Why not become a member?" For a $100. membership, you get all kinds of benefits. You can bring a guest for free and get discounts in the restauarants and gift shops. Well alrighty then!
I went specifically on Thursday to become a member and then, with my newly gained sense of belonging, I decided to just wander around in rooms I had never seen instead of making a bee line for the Americana Wing and visible storage area, like I always do. Below are a few examples of remarkable objects and rooms within the Met Museum.
Tin Glazed Instand of Apollo and the Muses, 1584
Tin Glazed Inkstand of a Madman Distilling His Brains, c. 1600
Sampling of a Period Room
Remarkable marble console table. There were a pair.
Drop Front Desk ,circa 1787, attirbuted to no less than six artisans including Wedgwood and Sevres.
to be continued........