Start with Art at the Met Plus—Writing on the Wall
This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.22-04-2012 12:00:00 22-04-2012 12:00:00 America/New_York Start with Art at the Met Plus—Writing on the Wall | 2:30-3:30pm Learn about cuneiform writing, used by the mighty cities and empires of the ancient Near East for over five thousand years, then make your own clay cylinder seal to use at home on homemade clay. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=105965 Metropolitan Museum of Art Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Venue Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art accommodates some of the greatest cultural treasures in the world, representing art from around the world and every time period from the Stone Age to the present. The museum houses the finest American art in the world, as well as an impressive collection of European, Greco-Roman, and Ancient Egyptian art. The Egyptian Art gallery includes a whole temple that was shipped to America as a gift.
The Cloisters A branch of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters are devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The building itself is built with actual chapels, cloisters and other pieces of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Inside, one can see sculpture, tapestries, magnificent stained-glass windows, and more. The most renowned treasures include the Book of Hours by Jeanne d'Evreux, the Bury St. Edmonds cross, the Chalice of Antioch, and the Unicorn Tapestries. The Cloisters are situated on the beautiful rolling grounds of Fort Tryon Park, which has magnificent views of the Palisades.
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