Now that you’ve relaxed for a little bit at one of the many restaurants or even taking a breather at the Charles Engelhart Courtyard in the American Wing of the museum , it’s now time to look at the exhibits on the second and third floor .
Or try to .
Like the first floor and mezzanine , there’s so much to see.
On these two floors not only are there exhibits on musical instruments and sculptures ,but so much more .
There’s also European paintings from the end of the 12th Century to the 19th century .
They also have an exhibit on World War I posters from the countries that were involved in the war .
It was hard to say which exhibits I liked the best , but I would have to say the American Wing .
Seeing some of the sculptures and paintings brought American History to life for me, especially the huge painting of Washington crossing the Delaware .
Very inspiring to see this painting .
It was larger than life.
I also liked the replica of the museum when it first opened in the 19th Century with the exhibit of period rooms from Philadelphia , Baltimore , Massachusetts , and Virginia .
For those of you not interested in all this ancient art, the Met Fifth Avenue also has an area for Modern and Contemporary art, but for a more extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Art , go over to the Met – Breuer on 75th Street and Madison Avenue .
There’s also the Costume Institute in the museum , which is very popular for those of us who consider ourselves , “fashionistas”.
In this area of the museum , works of current and past fashion designers are spotlighted .
This year, it was the fashion house known as Comme Des Garcons .
You’ve visited all or if not , most of the exhibits in the museum and you feel as though you’ve missed something , and like the song goes , “You don’t want to miss a thing . ”
Don’t worry , you won’t , but if you do just remember .
If you live in or are visiting New York City for a while , you can always come back