82nd and 5th, get there.
What to do on a cloudy Sunday afternoon? A visit to one of the many amazing museums the city has to offer is always a good call. It was a toss up between the Frick and the Met. Then I remembered that my credit card offered free admission to several museums the first weekend of each month. Bargain in place, dilemma solved.
A few weeks ago I headed down to Baltimore with some friends to check out the city. I knew there would be great baseball and tasty crab dishes (soft pretzel + crabmeat + cheese= a reason to have tastebuds), but I didn't know there was such a thriving art and design culture down there. What a pleasant surprise to find so many interesting places to explore. I'll share some of the fantastic shops in upcoming entries but today is all about the art museum. It's a short cab ride from the inner harbor, but what you spend on cab fare you make up with free admission to the museum.
My favorite exhibits, by far, were the miniature rooms. Think dollhouse furniture but on a whole other level. The fact that most of them feature Federalist style furniture, a personal favorite, didn't hurt. They were just so clever!
The museum features a beautiful selection of cabinetry, silver and textiles. It's just big enough to have a nice variety, but small enough to cover in one trip. Plus, it's a great way to get out of that Baltimore humidity for a few hours!
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