Thursday, January 19, 2012
New American Wing Opens at the MET
While GCA studios were closed on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. - many students, faculty and staff were at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the opening of it's New American Wing.
"The new main room with Washington Crossing the Delaware, and work by Frederic Edwin Church & Albert Bierstadt was breathtaking. I particularly enjoyed that they included some of Church's plein air studies next to the larger paintings."
"I spent all morning with the landscape paintings, I love being able to see Church's plein air studies alongside his larger studio paintings. I also discovered some new favorites I haven't seen before."
"When I walked into a room with multiple life size John Singer Sargent paintings that have been hiding from NYC's proud painting population, I was shocked! The collection is stunning."