WARNING: this post is long and ridiculous. No art was harmed in the process. Do not try this at The Met or they might throw you out.
Last week, 10 members of the BuzzFeed BFF team got invited to a private, early hours tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. They gave us 1 hour to run around before anyone else was there, doing whatever we wanted. The Met calls the tour #EmptyMet and hopefully we didn't cause too much trouble!
First, we ate yogurt & wore headbands on the Met steps. Because obviously.
Since we were ditching work anyway, we recreated one of the most famous days off.
We saw ancient statues
Some of the statues saw US... and were into it?
Some of them couldn't see us because their faces fell off.
But limbs or not, they were all beautiful. Great.
Next, we checked out ancient Egypt.
We peeped a lot of cool statues and engravings. Some of them peeped us back.
This Egyptian tomb was beautiful and tranquil in the early morning light.
By now, we were running out of time, so we had to hurry it up.
There were butts
More statues (naturally)
Then it was onto the paintings!
Can I please?
One of our writer's "second favorite" painting.
We asked even more important questions.
We spent our last few moments up on the roof!
Take one more look at that million-dollar view...
Best. Day. Ever.
Thanks again to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for inviting us, and to Taylor Newby and Kimberly Drew from their social team for keeping us out of trouble. Don't forget to follow The Met on instagram and twitter!