Second day in NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art

The second day was fully spent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which seems to be a universe of it's own. Quite impressive Museum, just a bit odd for us old-world European that the paintings are organized/sorted by collector instead of by artist or age. I guess that is what happens if even art in museums is commercialized.

One of the main reasons why we went to the museum is it's "costume institute". According to what we've read, they have tens of thousands of historical costumes. Unfortunately, the exhibition area is only large enough for hardly one hundred of them, and currently this space is occupied by some stupid "men in skirts" exhibition. Hey, I own more skirts than trousers... what's so special about that subject? Am I now worth exhibiting? And what happened to the interesting historical costumes? They are hidden away :(