Saturday, January 22, 2011

Small Details, part deux







Sunday we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art - one of my favorite museums. Maybe it's because I met JZ there, or maybe it's because I worked in the Film Department and Jackie Kennedy was good friends with my boss Karl Katz - so I got to put her call through to him on a daily basis. Or maybe it's because I can lose myself for hours and actually get lost - have no idea of where the labyrinth begins or ends. On this visit, I found a room I had never been in before - the Museum Archive Room - just behind the Period Rooms in the American Wing. The Archive Room houses much of the collection which is not in current use - so everything that the museum is holding or storing for an exhibit in the future. It felt like being in the worlds greatest antique store - and it was filled with amazing small details!

5 comments:

nonnie said...

i like the little black and white bird...i had the good fortune to see the back rooms at the D´Orsay one time and it was more fabulous then the out front collections....

Robin Thomas said...

You are so cool Kaari.

These are lovely...

Janet Berryhill said...

I, too, love the Metropolitan Museum of Art, although I have only been there once. I was on a mission when I went there because I was looking for my great, great aunt's sculptures there. She was a an artist working in the late
1800's, early 1900's. I finally found her work buried in a dusty, off-the-wall room. She had a beautiful little sculpture, carved in great, flowing detail that I think was called "Liberty" and that had been displayed at the World's Fair. I wish I could have taken it home to display and enjoy instead of it buried for no one to see. Her name was Evelyn Beatrice Longman and her works are displayed in several museums back East. She also carved the doors to the Chapel at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. I hope to visit those one day.

Nicki said...

These photos are so beautiful and informative. Your shots of smaller details on these paintings makes me want to rush to the Art Museum and do the same...as soon as the snow and ice clear! Thank you!
I met you in St. Louis when you were teaching at Mary Engelbreit's Workshop. I am an old friend of Charlotte Lyons! And I understand your workshop was fabulous! Love your blog!

Cuzzin Kathi said...

Hey, Kaari, did your husband photoshop that polka-dot belt into the first picture???