Hi Hart Beat! I’m back! Did you miss me? I sure missed you although Pedro and I did have an amazing time out in Portland. More to come on that soon..
Today I want to share a secret trick I learned during the Food52 summer week. On Wednesday of last week I decided early in the morning to make a trek up to the Upper East side and visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’m sorry to say that even though I live in New York I don’t really take advantage of the amazing museums and galleries that we have all of the city. The MET is an especially great visit since they ask for “suggested donations” which means you can pay whatever you feel like. As a resident that makes it even easier to go since you’re not shelling out $30 every time.
Since I had an early morning inspiration to visit the MET, I got the the museum at 10am on the dot when they opened the doors. And that’s my secret! Since I know where all the popular impressionist art is in the museum (second floor to your left) I booked it straight up there and, no joke, I had the ENTIRE section to myself for a solid 45 minutes. Seriously. It was just me, the guards, Monet, van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, and a few others. Crazy.
I was in such shock and amazement that I took some pictures to show you how empty it was. Even though I normally hate it when people take photos in museums I felt like this was a special occasion…
So there you go, Hart Beat. Next time you want to go to the MET go at 10am on a Wednesday and you’ll have the museum experience you’ve always dreamed of having.