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Northeast Corridor: Day 4 AP Art History in Real Life

Today, we toured the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters, which is an extension of the Met. Julia and I were assigned to vlog the day, and although it started off roughly at the subway station, we got the hang of it by the end of the day.

At the Cloisters, our first stop, we saw the "Annunciation Triptych," the first I have seen of our required 250 AP Art History pieces. I was taken aback when I entered the room where the Triptych was located as the information that we learned in class flooded back into my brain.

After the Cloisters, we ate lunch and then toured the Met, where we saw "Shiva Lord of the Dance" and the "Lamassu," which were also required works from our AP Art History curriculum. However, the most impressive feature of the museum is the vastness and extensive collection of artifacts that it holds. I was able to see pieces from the Ummayed and Abbasid dynasties to American Revolution within the two hours I spent in the museum.

At the end of the day, we went to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck and took photos of the New York City skyline, which was beautiful. I am looking forward to our day trip to Philadelphia tomorrow! 

-Ava

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