Tuesday, April 13, 2010

140


The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), founded on this day in 1870, turns 140! The Beaux-Arts facade & Grand Entrance were designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt.

The Met is 1/4-mile long, with 2,000,000 square-feet. That's a lot of walking. My aching feet were grateful that I wore sensible shoes on my first visit. If I ever get married again, I think I'd like to have the after-party at The Met.

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