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October 12: open storage delights


One of the unconventional delights of New York’s Metropolitan and Brooklyn museums of art are their open storage rooms. The snaps here are from the American Wing at the Met; the displays at the Brooklyn are narrower and darker, which makes them seem even more exoticly back-roomy. With such variety, not everything you find in these displays is going to be of interest, but then not everything in the main galleries is of interest, either.










I’ve never given much thought to grandfather clocks, and probably will not in future. But I enjoyed seeing a row of them, with all their little variations.