I keep checking the weather forecast. I'm hoping against hope for one more day of summer. I'm hoping for perfect day at the end of October that has the warmth and sunshine of August. Apparently that's not what we're getting on Saturday. So, with an eye towards the winter months - let's sketch indoors.
The largest art museum in the US is up on Fifth Avenue. It's so large that it makes sense to pick one specific area to focus our energies. We'll be spending our time in the American Wing, where there is loads to see and draw.
WHAT: We'll be sketching in the American Wing at the Met
WHERE: At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY
WHEN: Starting at opening time - 10 AM. Sleeping late? No problem - you'll find us there.
HOW: Use the side school entrance on 81st Street instead of going up the main stairs. There is a coat check there and you can pay admission there too. The nearest subway stop is 86th Street at Lexington Ave
Admission: The museum has a somewhat confusing admission policy. The current pay-as-you-wish policy will stay in place for all New Yorkers and students from Connecticut and New Jersey, though they'll now need to provide some ID or proof of address before entering the exhibits. Members are admitted for free and can bring one guest. Children under the age of 12 will get free admission, and senior citizens from out of state will be charged $17. If you're not a New Yorker, not a member, and not a senior, a child or a student - admission is $25.
LUNCH: Noon - 12:00 PM. We'll eat together in the lower level cafeteria - we'll be sitting towards the back. Bring your own or buy from the museum.
AFTERNOON: 1:15 PM Back to sketching in the American Wing
SHOW and TELL: 3 PM - We'll meet again towards the back of the cafeteria, where we will share drawings, good stories a snack or drink if you're so inclined.
- Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options. Tripods are not permitted but stools are.
- Backpacks are not permitted although you can carry a day- bag
- The rules about drawing in the museum are unevenly enforced. Some guards may insist you can only use pencil other guards seem delighted to see us sketching. Smile - and don't argue
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.