Skywatch Friday


SKYWATCH FRIDAY  

 Sky view from rooftop of the MET

 
 
 

Sky view from rooftop of the MET

The Metropolitan Museum was featured on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) on a program called Great  Museums.  It inspired me to post this photo for this week’s Skywatch Friday.   

The program highlighted behind the scenes, such as the restoration work.    

The Restoration workers demonstrated  Stained Glass that was enhanced visually by placing another piece of glass underneath the original with a tracing the same image.  I could see the difference; the image on the Stained Glass became more sharp to the eye.   

Another topic was on the Curator Emeritus, Mr. Phillipe de Montebello.   

During his 31 year tenure, Phillipe guided the acquisition of more than 84, 000 works of art from around the world.   In 2008, Curators celebrated three decades by displaying work  acquired by Montebello in one area.   Art was put together in order of years acquired  with  works of different time periods  displayed next to each other for the first time.  For example, a  Maangaaka Power figure of   half of the  19th century, was displayed next to a piece another piece of art from another century.  

 Included was Vincent Van Gogh’s “Wheat Fields and Cypresses” 1889,  a 1740’s dress made in England of Dutch or  German silks ( usually exhibited  in the Costume Institute founded by Montebello), an autograph quilt circa 1856-63 , made of small diamond-shaped pieces of white silk with autographs of eight American Presidents, Abraham Lincoln , and authors Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson.   

There is an on-line exhibition catalog that illustrates each object .   

www.metmuseum.org  click on “The Phillipe de Montebello Years”   

 Friday is the day to join with the skywatchers around the world to share your images of the sky.

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shey
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 19:44:19

    Definitely makes me want to visit someday. Happy skywatching! 🙂

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  2. Kim
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 20:25:49

    It look’s like you have a clear sky. Hope the weather is fine. Thanks for sharing!

    SkyWatchFriday:Beautiful Sunset

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  3. JLS Hall (Joysweb)
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 20:26:03

    The Met is one of my favorite places to hang out in NYC, but I’ve never been on the roof. Love your sky shot!

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  4. Lily
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 21:00:10

    I love the roof garden at the Met. Nice post.

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