"Bows, arrows, and naked gods and goddesses" Metropolitan Museum of Art Tip by Tijavi

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City: 194 reviews and 382 photos

The Charles Engelhard Court, located at the American Wing of the Met, showcases works by American artists and architects. The venue is located in a glassed-in courtyard with soaring ceilings. The sculptures are presented like outdoor works in parks, creating a hefty sense of space where one can spend considerable time not just admiring the sculptures, but also to relax and a good place to recover from occasional bouts of museum fatigue before tackling on the rest of the galleries.

The theme of the gallery revolves around American representation of classic Greek and Roman sculptures. I was specifically smitten by Augustus St Gaudens' bronze version of Diana. With its prominent location at the center of the gallery, this statue is arguably the centerpiece of Charles Engelhard Court.

Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Directions: Take 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue
Phone: 212-535-7710
Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp

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  • Updated Feb 4, 2012
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