D.I.T.C.H. with Dressage4Kids
Day In The City, Horses
Tuesday, May 5
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue at 82nd St., NYC
Details: Be at the Group Desk (left and back of the Great Hall, entrance on 82nd St) NO LATER than 10:45. The tour will start at 11 a.m. Leave plenty of time before that to go through security and check your coats/packages. At 10:55 I will count noses and write one check to the museum for our group admission. You will pay me by cash or check. Cost is $24, which includes the tour and admission to the museum (regular admission is $20.) We need a minimum of 15 for the tour.
If you are late, I can't guarantee that you'll be able to catch up with the tour. My cell is 914-548-4242, but I may need to turn it off once we're in the galleries. I'll attempt to leave a map with our planned tour at the Group Desk. Bread crumbs are not an option.
I'm told that the museum's restaurants are busy during the lunch hour. We will plan to meet at the cafeteria, rooftop cafe or balcony cafe at 1:30 so we can sit together for lunch after the crowds clear. That will leave an hour from the end of the tour until we meet for lunch. You may want to tour the galleries on your own, shop or go into Central Park. There is certainly plenty to see in the museum -- much more than can be seen on one visit. After lunch, you may want to see more of the museum before heading out to beat the rush hour.
Please email me and let me know if you are coming and how many people you'll include. I'll have a list so I can check off names. If you need any further information, please email me or call (914-244-8994 hm or 914-548-4242 cell). The museum website (www.metmuseum.org) has information on how to get to the museum and on parking at the museum -- which is expensive, but may be less so than paying for three or four tickets on the Metro. My daughter works near the museum and she can help with suggestions for subway/train/taxi info, if you call me in the evening.
We have a museum docent who has been very busy putting together our own tour of horse-related art at the museum. Tours normally last around an hour, but she's predicting a longer tour because of the number of works and because the museum is so large. Some of the rooms normally available will be off limits because some exhibits are being re-built and because there will be a major benefit in the museum the night before. She's working to make our tour flow around these off-limits areas.
Among the planned works of art are paintings by Bonheur, Degas, Goya, and Valezquez, plus medieval horse armor.
Email me (or call) as soon as you know you can come. See you next Tuesday (May 5)!