Today I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with my friends Pat, Benedicte and Shirley. We saw a few new exhibits (cubist, costume exhibit display of women's mourning attire, and El Greco among them), but the most seasonally memorable was the yearly Christmas display. There was a time when you had to sneak a photo of the tree, but they've given up on that prohibition and we are now allowed to click away.
In addition to the silk-robed angels hanging from the tree, there is a baroque 18th century Neapolitan Nativity scene nestled around the base of it. If you've never seen it in person, you have to visit during your next holiday in New York.
|Three of the four amigos. We look like a 1970s album cover.|