I have hundreds of items on my bucket list, but sometimes there are opportunities that come up in life that I didn’t even know were a possibility! This recently happened to me when I was given the opportunity to have one of my paintings hang at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In the fall, I submitted my painting titled Lily for the Met’s Employee Art Show. It was created with acrylic paint on canvas back in 2011. In December, Nick and I attended a reception kicking off the opening day of the art show. This event took place in the European Sculpture Court which has a gorgeous view of Central Park and priceless sculptures such as “The Burghers of Calais” by Auguste Rodin.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served. We enjoyed BBQ sliders, buffalo chicken sliders, fried truffle mac & cheese bites, and guacamole with plantain chips. After eating and socializing, we journeyed upstairs to check out the art show in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Galleries (located just across the hall from paintings by van Gogh and Monet!). It was definitely a surreal experience to see people checking out my artwork at a museum!
Though Lily is now safe at home with me again, having my painting hang at the Met was an unexpected dream come true and something I will never forget.
Painting? Drawing? Music? Let me know your favorite type of art in the comments below!
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