The Met and MoMA Reopened: This Is How They Look After Lockdown

I fell in love with the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) since the first time I set foot in it. I remember that I didn’t want to close my eyes, not even for a second, so I could observe every little detail in the museum: every sculpture, all the paintings, and its beautifully designed exterior. That moment, I knew I had found my favorite museum in the world (so far).

The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Sandra Vega

However, the first time I saw The Starry Night in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), my mind got blown away. I mean, my favorite Van Gogh painting right before my eyes! I just couldn’t believe it.

Although I love this painting so much, every time I went to see it I prepared for what was coming: large crowds in front of me blocking my 5’2” view with their phones, and people more worried about getting the perfect picture than actually admiring what was in front their eyes. You know, normal stuff.  

Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh

But after six months of lockdown, my heart and soul needed some art; yes, even with the crowds.

So, imagine my excitement when museums finally announced their reopening. I knew it was the perfect opportunity to enjoy them like never before; so I rushed to reserve my tickets as soon as they were available.

The experience? Galleries and halls peaceful, quiet and blissfully emptyish. I must say that the Met was a little more “crowded” than the MoMA, but still nothing like before coronavirus. In every museum people are required to wear a mask at all times, and there’s hand sanitizer available in every corner.

Do you want to see how these museums looked in the inside? Check below some of the pictures I captured during my visits, and drop a comment if you’ve ever seen the Met or the MoMA like this.

Museum of Modern Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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