Central Park & the Met

On Sunday, in honor of Father’s Day, I decided to do some of the things my dad loves about the city.  Armed with tea and a book, I took the Subway to Central Park, where I walked and lounged for a couple of hours. Perfection. The park is big and sprawled, so it was a lot of walking, but the weather was good and it was nice to be out and walking around after sitting in an office all week. I walked around the pond/lake there (which is called Jackie Kennedy Reservoir, I had no idea!).

Next, I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There was a special exhibition there called the “Dawn of Egyptian Art.” My parents and I went to Egypt about a year and a half ago, and we really love anything Egyptian or the like. I spent some time in the Egyptian exhibit, but the museum also had a wonderful temporary exhibit about Byzantium and Islam, during the transition from Constantinople to Istanbul! Really beautiful and interesting history. I spent some time in a great exhibit on modern Iranian artists too. Of course, you can’t go to the Met without paying a visit to Jackson Pollock’s fingerpainting, either. All in all, a great weekend excursion.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/57.92

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/dawn-of-egyptian-art

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/byzantium-and-islam

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/contemporary-iranian-art

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