Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Visitors to Versailles Part 2

We are now heading to the Part 2 of Visitors to Versailles (1682-1789) and it just keeps getting better! The exhibition stretches across 12 galleries—organized thematically—connected with aligned doorways and designed to evoke the Baroque style of the Versailles palace. Just as it is today, Versailles was one of the most visited places in the world during the height of Louis XIV’s reign. This really is a MUST see exhibit if you are in the city before it closes July 29, 2018. 

I just LOVE the chair above, it is so grand and gorgeous!  

The costumes are really fantastic and so cool to see in person  

I LOVED, LOVED this model of the Ambassador's Staircase - the detail here is just mind-blowing and I have to say, I looked at it for quite a while before I walked away. It is truly a beautiful piece.  

It doesn't get much better than this, or does it ?  

The 3 Louis kings beautiful sculptures  


A gorgeous french fan  

This piece of furniture was just fantastic!  

I loved both of these items - so classic and elegant  

This is a most amazing piece of history that we still have today to enjoy!  

 I had no idea what a Quiver was before I saw this, and I have to say, if I can get one like this adorned with jewels, I will take it! Totally amazing piece of work. 

The detail is mind-blowing!  
This flax was just wonderful as well  

Ahh, my favorite Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI - a real treat for me as I am fascinated with everything Marie Antoinette.  

She was quite a beauty.   

Beautiful pieces of furniture on view  

RUN to see this exhibit, it is so worth your time and money. The last installment will be tomorrow and will be just as fabulous as the first 2 - trust me. You need to visit The MET prior to this closing!  

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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