Sunday, February 3, 2013

MWA - New Jersey/NY Visits the Met

Several members of MWA-NJ/NY met up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a recent Friday afternoon to check out the exhibit “Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens.”

Attendees included, +Jonathan Sidhu, +Rusty Burwell, +Alan Ganek , Jay Siegelaub & Joe Urhane

We toured the exhibit of 18th Century European furniture and saw a mind-boggling testament to the skill of the Roentgen workshop.  Two of the items I found most interesting included this wild Gaming Table and the centerpiece of the exhibit, a large Berlin Secretary - reputedly the most expensive piece of furniture in Europe

Several of us also visited the Nakashima Reading Room (“Gallery 232”) and the Met’s ‘Open’ Storage (“The Good Stuff in the Back Room”) areas which contain dozens of various pieces of fine furniture not currently on exhibit.

We also had a nice surprise while having a coffee and ran into Mike Pekovich, Art Director at Fine Woodworking and his wife (her photo below) who were also touring the exhibits.

(L to R: Mike Pekovich, Alan Ganek, Jonathan Sidhu, Rusty Burwell, Jay Siegelaub, and Joe Urhane)

1 comment:

  1. Jonathan,
    Looks like you guys had a blast. Sorry I couldn't make it. Please keep the NJ chapter events coming.