Monday, June 25, 2018

Visitors to Versailles Part 1

This exhibition is so darn wonderful, we are going to view in (3) parts because I don't want to miss showing you anything. I hope to get back to see one more time before it closes on July 29th. It is truly an amazing collection from various places including of course, the Château de Versailles ! Get ready to be amazed!! 

Bringing together works from The Met, the Château de Versailles, and over fifty lenders, this exhibition highlights the experiences of travelers from 1682, when Louis XIV moved his court to Versailles, to 1789, when the royal family was forced to leave the palace and return to Paris. Through paintings, portraits, furniture, tapestries, carpets, costumes, porcelain, sculpture, arms and armor, and guidebooks, the exhibition illustrates what visitors encountered at court, what kind of welcome and access to the palace they received, and, most importantly, what impressions, gifts, and souvenirs they took home with them. 

A gorgeous piece of work  

The clothing designs are sublime. I couldn't help just staring at them for quite a while! So much detail but I have to say, I don't think they could have been very comfortable.  

This was just everything. I cannot even describe it. Beautiful.  

I cannot imagine myself wearing this with one of those corsets but it sure is lovely. I would think the clothes for women in this time frame were quite a job just to wear!  

A most fantastic train on this ball gown  

This just left me speechless.  


I love these type of paintings, they just are so darn regal and important!  

Loved these doors and the Met did too as they had gift items with the design on them. 

How can you not love Louis XV ?  

Visitors to Versailles (1682-1789) 
On view until JULY 29, 2018 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Open Seven Days a Week
Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Friday evenings are made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust. Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.

*Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.

For visitors from outside New York State:

Adults $25
Seniors (65 and over) $17
Students $12
Members and Patrons Free
Children (under 12) Free
General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

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