Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SATURDAY: Sketch the MET

The Medieval Sculpture Hall


Okay, so it's winter in New York. But fugget about Miami ... we've got the Met!

A great day at the MET planned by Julie Kessler for Saturday, February 18th.   With 6,000 years of history, art treasures up the wazoo, and zillions of tourists to sketch ... what more could you want?   Fabulous sketching stations are located directly behind and to the right of the Great Hall.


The Tapestry Room from Croome Court

Special Exhibit: Renaissance Maiolica, Painted Pottery for Shelf and Table

Not to mention the Lehman Wing, and European Decorative Arts Galleries, and the Arms and Armor Rooms and ... well, you get the idea.

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue

When:  Start time is 10 AM.  Meet at the Information booth of the main hall, on the three o'clock side (right side as you enter)

Lunch:  12:30 PM in the Cafeteria - Ground floor, with access from the first floor behind the Medieval Sculpture Hall

Afternoon:  Back to sketching in the galleries.  Specific location to be announced.

Show and Tell:  3:00 PM in the Cafeteria (see above) to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.


  • Pay what you wish, despite what the signs say.  Be generous if you can.
  • Enter at 81 St - it's less crowded Buy your ticket there and come up to the Great Hall to meet
  • Rules about sketching are unevenly enforced, mostly they don't want you to block traffic.  Pencil is always okay.  Pens, waterbrush and watercolor are often tolerated. They don't want open water.
  • Bring a stool. Most times they're okay to use.
  • Guards will search your bags as you enter.  Backpacks are not welcomed but a shoulder bag is fine.

Less Crowded Entrance at 81 Street

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If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
or Julie at 646-704-2760

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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