#emptymet tour with Sree Sreenivasan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 11, 2015

Sree Sreenivasan
Sree Sreenivasan

Our tour guide was Sree, who grew up nearby and frequently visited the Met, growing his lifelong passion. He was told that New Yorkers who don't visit monthly are criminal. We had lots of criminals on the tour. One phrase that stuck with me is "the museum mosey," people who amble around with no sense of what they're looking at. How can we get better at telling the stories? he asked us.

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Temple of Dendur
Temple of Dendur

During the #emptymet tour, we learned that the Temple of Dendur was helped to the Met by Jackie O, who visited every morning and evening.

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Tiffany glass
Tiffany glass

There are no words to describe the feeling you get when you happen to be standing there when light strikes the exquisite colors of the glass.

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Van Gogh
Van Gogh

In a gallery that included Gauguin's paintings of women in Tahiti (one of which just sold for over $300m, breaking art sale records), we saw Van Gogh's last painting, unframed because he died too poor to finish it off properly.

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Armor
Armor

What are those strange metal objects that stick out of the armor? Someplace to prop your lance while jousting. Hard to imagine actual people wearing this gear.

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The Met
The Met

The most gorgeous room in New York City outside of Science House.

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Ancient Objects
Ancient Objects

Time in a Bottle Mystery Jars contain a terracotta vase from the Met's collection: Early/Mid Cycladic 2300-2200 BC.

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Death Becomes Her
Death Becomes Her

Time in a Bottle Mystery Jars contain images from the Death Becomes Her exhibit at the Met.

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Death Becomes Her
Death Becomes Her

Time in a Bottle Mystery Jars contain images from the Death Becomes Her exhibit at the Met.

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