Posted by: Katie B | January 27, 2012

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Master’s Highlights

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – an art lover’s guide – in under two hours.  Well, sort of.  I created this pamphlet when my girls and I took a trip to the Met.  None of the other guides seemed to satisfy.  They didn’t include paintings, in particular the masters.  Even in elementary school, my girls have studied Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and Degas.  Why couldn’t I find a basic guide that took you from highlight to highlight?  I couldn’t have been the only one who wanted this…but, nothing.  So, I created my own.  And I’m sharing it with you.  I selected the pieces based upon what the Met’s website said was being displayed.  As with all things, it wasn’t 100% accurate.  So use this pamphlet for what it is – a guide.  It will take you to the right galleries, but you may find a different master displayed.  It worked for us.  After all, the exciting part is on the journey!

To use:  The pamphlet is organized into two columns, landscape orientation.  Pictures are listed in numerical order by gallery.  Print it out and cut down the middle short ways (not long ways).  This will make sense when you see it!  Collate and staple in the corner.  Plenty of room for making your own sketches.  Enjoy!

Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Master’s Highlights


  1. Brilliant! That’s inspired work as a Mom and a writer. Great job. Can’t wait to get to the Met to play and learn. Thanks for sharing this publication-worthy project.

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