At a Breuer Window

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Seen at the Met Breuer, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by architect Marcel Breuer. The building opened in 1966 as the Whitney Museum of art, and was taken over by the Met in 2016 after the Whitney moved to a new location. The windows are my favorite features of this building.

Keeping Watch over the Huddled Masses

Keeping Watch over the Huddled Masses

A guard watches over “Night” by Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) and “The Burghers of Calais” by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

An Elegant Wall of Separation

An Elegant Wall of Separation

Choir Screen from the Cathedral of Valladolid in Spain from 1763. Screens of this kind were used to separate the choir from the public. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A Temple to Art

A Temple to Art

Worshippers entering the Metropolitan Museum of Art today Nov. 2, 2016.

Metropolitan Blues

Metropolitan Blues

The Metropolitan Museum at dusk.

A Colossal Fragment of our Past

A Colossal Fragment of our Past

Fragmentary colossal marble head of a youth; Greek. Hellenistic period. 2nd century B.C. Discovered at Pergamon, on upper terrace of gymnasium. Metropolitan Museum of Art, lent by Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Metropolitan Fountains

Metropolitan Fountains

One of the two fountains at the Koch plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Sunday Morning At The Met

Sunday Morning at the Met

The David H. Koch Plaza at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a Sunday morning.

Diverted Attentions

Diverted Attentions

The poor Roman Athlete is not able to get noticed by the young ladies. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Camouflaged by Shadows

Camouflaged By Shadows

Diana, Roman Goddess of the hunt, (by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens), artfully aims her arrow while being rendered inconspicuous amid the stark shadows of the mid-day sun.

The Priestess Patienly Awaits Her Admirers

The Priestess Patiently Awaits Her Admirers

The Libyan Sibyl (1860) by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Who, me??!!

Who, me??!!

Venus looks shyly at a self-confident Paris who challenges her to come closer; Sculptures (ca. 1822) by Antonio Canova, Italian; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Diana Strikes Back

Diana Strikes Back

Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, tired of the masses taking selfies with her, aims her arrow at an unsuspecting tourist in The Metropolitan Museum.

Kongo Power

Kongo Power

Power Figures, Kongo peoples, 19th Century; Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens.

Creativity

"Winter Pool" , 1959, by Robert Rauschenberg. Combination of oil,paper,fabric,wood, metal, sandpaper,tape,printed paper,printed reproductions,handheld bellows,and found painting, on two canvases, with a ladder.  (The girl was not originally included in the art) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Winter Pool” , 1959, by Robert Rauschenberg. Combination of oil,paper,fabric,wood, metal, sandpaper,tape,printed paper,printed reproductions,handheld bellows,and found painting, on two canvases, with a ladder. (The girl was not originally included in the art)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Ricoh GR

A Dizzying Walkway

"Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures" by Sol LeWitt; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures” by Sol LeWitt; Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Ricoh GR

Met Umbrellas at Night

Umbrellas at the new plaza of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

Umbrellas at the new plaza of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.


Ricoh GR

Museum Nights

The Metropolitan Museum and new fountains.

The Metropolitan Museum and new fountains.


Ricoh GR

The Umbrellas of The Met

Umbrellas at the newly opened plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Umbrellas at the newly opened plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


Ricoh GR

Visored Visitors

Seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


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New Metropolitan Trees

26 Newly planted Linden trees on the renovated plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum. These are in addition to the 48 Sycamore trees planted a month ago – very exciting.

26 Newly planted Linden trees on the renovated plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum. These are in addition to the 48 Sycamore trees planted a month ago – very exciting.


Ricoh GR

Time for Art

William Kentridge's "The Refusal of Time" installation consisting of a contraption with moving gogs and wheels and a multiscreen video presentation; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

William Kentridge’s “The Refusal of Time” installation consisting of a contraption with moving gogs and wheels and a multiscreen video presentation; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Ricoh GR

The Boxer and the Art Critics

"Boxer at Rest" , Greek, Hellenistic period, late 4th–2nd century B.C.

“Boxer at Rest” , Greek, Hellenistic period, late 4th–2nd century B.C.


Panasonic G3 with the Leica DG Summilux 25mm/f1.4 lens.

A Walk on Hot Art.

"The Roof Garden Commission" by Imran Qureshi, on a very hot Metropolitan Museum roof garden, New York City.

“The Roof Garden Commission” by Imran Qureshi, on a very hot Metropolitan Museum roof garden, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

The Shadows of Art

The Vine by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980) Bronze with the shadow of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

The Vine by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980) Bronze with the shadow of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35 f2.8 lens; processed in Silver Efex Pro2.

Texting in Style

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus OM-D, Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

A Well-Dressed Couple

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Canon S100.

Painter unknown…..

Admiring Nature's art at the Metropolitan Museum, New York City.

Admiring Nature’s art at the Metropolitan Museum, New York City.


Canon S100

Joy

Genius of Mirth (1842) by Thomas Crawford (1813?-1857) The New American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Genius of Mirth (1842) by Thomas Crawford (1813?-1857)
The New American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with an Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens

A Curiosity

Phrenological Head (Ca. 1850) attributed to Asa Ames (1823-1851), observed by The Alling Children (Ca. 1939) by Oliver Tarbell Eddy (1799-1868). The New American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Phrenological Head (Ca. 1850) attributed to Asa Ames (1823-1851), observed by The Alling Children (Ca. 1939) by Oliver Tarbell Eddy (1799-1868).
The New American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Lumix LX3

Contemplation

Indian Girl, or The Dawn of Christianity (1853-56) by Erastus Dow Palmer (1817-1904). The New American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum

Indian Girl, or The Dawn of Christianity (1853-56) by Erastus Dow Palmer (1817-1904).
The New American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum


Panasonic G3 with an m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

La Frileuse

Winter or La Frileuse  Bronze  Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) French (Paris), 1787 Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Winter or La Frileuse
Bronze
Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)
French (Paris), 1787
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with the Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens

Girl Skating

Girl Skating (1906 Bronze) by Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (1878-1942) American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Girl Skating (1906 Bronze) by Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (1878-1942)
American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with the Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens

An Ancient Beauty

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Roman, imperial period); Metropolitan Museum of Art

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Roman, imperial period); Metropolitan Museum of Art

Olympus “Pen” E-p1 with the Lumix 45-200mm f4.0-5.6 lens.

Averting….

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus E-p2 with a Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

A Child among the Romans

Marble head of a boy wearing a wreath, Roman, Antonine period, mid-2nd century A.D. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Marble head of a boy wearing a wreath, Roman, Antonine period, mid-2nd century A.D.
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with a Lumix/Leica DG Summilux 25/f1.4 lens

Shadows of Times Past

Marble statue of Hermes - Roman, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Marble statue of Hermes – Roman, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus E-p2 with a Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Consulting the other realm….

Man checking his cellphone at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Man checking his cellphone at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


Panasonic G3 with an Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

Roman Women

Marble portraits of a young woman (fore) and an elderly woman (back); Roman, Trajanic period, ca. A.D. 98-120. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Marble portraits of a young woman (fore) and an elderly woman (back); Roman, Trajanic period, ca. A.D. 98-120.
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with an Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

Keeping an Eye on Night Time at Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Fifth Avenue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35 with Fuji Superia 400 film

Philosophers in Marble

An unknown philosopher (R) with Epikouros in the foreground (Roman, Imperial period) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

An unknown philosopher (R) with Epikouros in the foreground (Roman, Imperial period)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Ancient Agony in Marble

Marble Statue of a wounded Amazon; Roman, imperal period, 1st-2nd century A.D. Meropolitan Museum of Art.

Marble Statue of a wounded Amazon; Roman, imperal period, 1st-2nd century A.D.
Meropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

An African Thinker

Seated Figure (Ntadi) Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bamboma, Kongo peoples. 19th-20the Century Steatite. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Seated Figure (Ntadi)
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bamboma, Kongo peoples.
19th-20the Century
Steatite.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.
Converted to BW in Silver Efex Pro2.

The Cleaning Crew

Scrubbing the steps of the Metropolitan Museum after the tourists leave.  New York City.

Scrubbing the steps of the Metropolitan Museum after the tourists leave. New York City.


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 with the Panasonic/Leica DG macro-elmarit 45mm f2.8

The Fountain

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lehman wing.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lehman wing.


Olympus Pen “E-p1 with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens, processed with Silver Efex Pro2.

The Shadow

A Metropolitan Museum guard on his break, unaware of the dangerous shadow lurking behind him.

A Metropolitan Museum guard on his break, unaware of the dangerous shadow lurking behind him.


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 with the Lumix 45mm f2.8 lens.

The Met

A fish-eye view of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

A fish-eye view of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus E-p2 with a Lumix 8mm fish-eye.

Three Graces and a Young Hercules

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Hercules’ Young Admirers

Girls admiring Hercules at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Girls admiring Hercules at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Hercules and the Three Graces

It seems the Three Graces lost their heads over a Young Hercules at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

It seems the Three Graces lost their heads over a Young Hercules at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus E-p2 and the Lumix Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f2.8 lens