A group of us, all artists, ventured by bus to NYC for the day. First stop: The William Secord Gallery, Inc @ 52 East 76th Street for a personal tour of the exquisite animal gallery. WHAT A VISUAL FEAST! We enjoyed a personal tour of the second floor gallery of sculpture with the gallery director, Galina. I enjoyed learning more about Rosa Bonheur and of course seeing her magnificent and noble lion titled ” An Old Monarch” c.1879, who captivated a large corner of the main gallery. His eyes were so translucent and seemed to follow you around the room .
Another rare treat was seeing Sir Edwin Landseer’s emotive painting on the left, “Retriever and Woodcock”
c. 1846.I dream of the day I would be associated with a gallery like the William Secord Gallery.
Our second stop, conveniently located around the corner from the Secord Gallery, was The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the new American Wing. The enclosed courtyard was such an inviting entrance to the exquisite new wing. I particularly enjoyed my friend’s daughter’s private tour of the furniture collections. I highly recommend a visit, and especially to the third floor where you can see all the items in storage, not on display. Fascinating exhibit!