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Start with Art at the Met Plus—Writing on the Wall - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Add to Calendar 22-04-2012 22-04-2012 15 Start with Art at the Met Plus—Writing on the Wall 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/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=105965 Metropolitan Museum of Art true DD/MM/YYYY  

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Date: April 22, 2012
Hours: 2:30-3:30pm
Ages: Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
Price: Free with recommended admission: $25 adults; $17 seniors; $12 students; free kids younger than 12

Address:
1000 Fifth Ave.
Upper East Side, NY 10028

Phone: 212-650-2217
Website: metmuseum.org

Description: 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.

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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