We went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art one day. It was big... I'd been once before with Elaine (reported in this long and rambling post) and Stephen had never been. We went especially to see the exhibit of Manet and Degas, but of course, there is so much to see!
First just a couple of Egyptian things, a lovely sheep, for example.
This is a "mummy portrait." Faces painted on boards and placed on mummies. I found this one surprising and very modern looking.
It's hard to take pictures of a giant painting, but here is a bit of Christ's leg, as painted by Manet.
And the legs of a dead Toreador, also by Manet. Just look at those silk stockings!
Three girls peeling potatoes, dressed in vibrant red! By Leon Frederic. You notice this one from across the room, and I found it surprising they were not noble ladies doing handiwork, with those red dresses.