Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SATURDAY - Sketch the Met

Not the weather we hoped for.  
Sketching outdoors is out  - as winter weather lingers for at least one more weekend.

However Urban Sketchers love the Met.
  • Sketch the tourists.  
  • Sketch the art lovers.  
  • Enjoy the art.  

A unique show will make this visit a winner.

Vigée Le Brun - one of the finest painters of the 18th century is featured in her first retrospective.  Eighty incredible works including paintings and pastels never seen in public.

Click to see the video to learn about her life and times.

Or click here if your browser won't let you play the video

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 (left side as you enter)  (see map)

Lunch:  12:30 in the Cafeteria - Ground floor, with access from the first floor behind the Medieval Hall and from the second floor at the rear of the European Paintings galleries

Afternoon:  Meet in the European Sculpture Hall (see map)

Show and Tell:  3:15 off to  Carlow East at 1254 Lexington Ave, b/t 84th St & 85th St 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.  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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Meet at the Info Desk in the Great Hall (left side as  you enter)
Special Show in Gallery 199 right side feature in Orange
Afternoon in the European Sculpture Garden - marked in Yellow

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

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

1 comment:

  1. It's also easier and quicker to check your coat at the 81st Street entrance and there is a convenient bathroom there.


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