Saturday, February 16, 2019
Sketching at the Met
Focus on Armor and Furniture
(on the map they're listed as Arms and Armor, and European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.)
With 6,000 years of art treasures an unlimited number of tourists to sketch ... what more could you want? Fabulous sketching stations are located directly behind and to the right of the Great Hall.
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 nine o'clock side (right side as you enter) . Running late? Come anyway, we'll be there.
Lunch: 12:30 PM downstairs in the Cafeteria - Ground floor. The elevator and stairs are right before you get to the Lehman Collection. (behind the Medieval Art Hall)
Afternoon: 1:30 PM - Back to sketching in the galleries. (including the American Wing)
Show and Tell: 3:00 PM We will meet in the back of the Cafeteria (our lunch location) to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.
- 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.
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.