The Perfect Met Museum Souvenir
Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy
Candlewick Press, $8.99, 29 pages
The Met is one of the largest and finest museums in the world. If you are looking for a special gift or unique souvenir to remember your visit to the Met in New York City, this illustrated guide is perfect. The book comes in a tiny box and when expanded, it measures five feet long and features thirteen of the museum’s galleries. Sarah McMenemy’s illustrations take you right into the heart of the Met. Her watercolor artwork and 3D cut-paper designs jump off the page. Each of the thirteen entries tells the history behind the collection and artwork found in that section. The Great Hall serves as the majestic main entry into the museum. The Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing was a gift from the Egyptian government. American artwork fills the Charles Engelhard Court. Study the wide variety of armor displayed in the Arms and Armor Court and sculpture featured in the European Sculpture Court and the Medieval Sculpture Hall. Step into recreated Roman villa built in the Leon Levy & Shelby White Court and an upper class Syrian home from the Ottoman period in the Damascus Room. These are only some of the featured wonders profiled in the book and contained within the Met’s superb collection.
Reviewed By Kathryn Frankllin