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Childe Hassam, “Madison Square— Snowstorm,” 1893.

Childe Hassam, “Madison Square— Snowstorm,” 1893.

  #art    #impressionism    #american art    #american impressionism    #new york    #new york city    #madison square    #childe hassam  
It’s the end of an era, folks. I’ve loved these little things— so many happy memories attached to those little metal buttons! It really won’t be the same without them. It was a ritual really— Admissions would hand one of those brightly colored little bits (you always noted the color, it never seemed to be the same twice), you’d clamp it on your clothes like a badge of honor, and process through the great hall to see great art. It makes me sad to see a time-honored tradition that was so much part of my life— and the lives of thousands— go.
(Honestly, I don’t understand why they’re changing it— I think in the long run, a computer-based system will be more expensive :-( )

It’s the end of an era, folks. I’ve loved these little things— so many happy memories attached to those little metal buttons! It really won’t be the same without them. It was a ritual really— Admissions would hand one of those brightly colored little bits (you always noted the color, it never seemed to be the same twice), you’d clamp it on your clothes like a badge of honor, and process through the great hall to see great art. It makes me sad to see a time-honored tradition that was so much part of my life— and the lives of thousands— go.

(Honestly, I don’t understand why they’re changing it— I think in the long run, a computer-based system will be more expensive :-( )

  #art    #museums    #Met Museum    #new york times    #new york city  

I love these Connections series by the Met. Some of them are funny, others serious, but they all are very insightful and a great way to kill time when you should be doing something else! This one is a great one.

  #met    #met museum    #metropolitan museum of art    #the metropolitan museum of art    #introspection    #art    #art history    #fine art    #new york city    #art museum    #museum