Speaking to my soul, Elizabeth. We share a similar aesthetic. The paintings and rooms you selected are some of my favourites too. I would spend hours here happily. I was a walk away, however, not a bus ride.

Later, I would bring my kids here. They loved the armory section downstairs, and the greek statues and the American Garden.

Expand full comment
Jan 6, 2023Liked by Elizabeth Edwards

“Attempting to stand in the artist’s shoes, I press play on the paused moment they captured in time, and experience the scene they’ve created for us.”

*chefs kiss*

Like Van Gogh, Degas, and Monet, you’re a skilled painter with both, paint and words, giving us a vivid portrait of the MET and the immersive experience within it.

& channeling your best Patti Smith, we love to see it.

Now take me to the MET!

Expand full comment

New life goal unlocked: go to museums with Elizabeth Edwards.

Until then, and I'm sure long after, I'll be enjoying these.

Expand full comment

Wow! Viewing a museum through your lens (and beautiful writing) is a next level experience. I never thought about how the room or frames play a part in the overall experience.

Expand full comment

+1 to my "Now take me to the MET!"

I still love this one. I also just got a flashback to when we were working through it together and brainstorming titles.

Also, Degas made me giggle because I was thinking about Place de la Concorde and I know someone who cannot stand it compositionally because it looks too random to be normal life random; the way everyone standing there is looking in different directions, the umbrella looking like it's coming out of that child's head, etc. lol

Expand full comment