Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Out of the Rain

Last night, we set out to see a free performance of “La Boheme” by the Metropolitan Opera on the Great Lawn of Central Park. But, the sporadic rain showers cancelled the show and encouraged us, and many others, into the adjacent Metropolitan Museum of Art (which, very happily, was having a free admission day).

We visited the new Greek and Roman galleries in the Met's former dining area, the “Poiret: King of Fashion” exhibit and the Clark Brothers collections. One of the paintings in the Clark Brothers collections was Van Gogh's 1888 oil on canvas "The Night Café":

From there, dinner was at Brother Jimmy's on 2nd Avenue -- a place where I think Vincent might have found some inspiration.

1 comment:

l.y. said...

Hey Paul, I'm so jealous that you guys got to go to the Museum Mile 3rd graders moved our picnic indoors after it started raining. Oh well. Hey, did you know that the Met is actually pay-as-you-wish year round? They just put the $20 entry fee in large print, and the "suggested" in tiny, tiny print. Sneaky, eh.