Sign of the Times

This Monday a 42-year NYC tradition comes to an end:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art retires the metal button and moves to a paper sticker.  For some who have enjoyed the museum over the years, those bright buttons have been a ritual as dear as a morning cup of coffee.  When you can’t quite bring yourself to discard them in the receptacle as you leave the museum, they stack up like bright little lollipops here and there in a trinket dish, cup holder, or the like.  As with many changes these days, it’s a cost saving measure.  Understood.  But I’ll miss them.  It’s not all sad news at the Met these days however.  The museum will now be open 7 days a week… another day of art for tourists and locals alike to soak in.

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4 Comments to Sign of the Times

  1. June 30, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    those buttons look so adorable! I reckon I would have a huge stash if I visited the museum :)
    (just imagine the things that could be made from them?)
    love your photo of the black eyed susan, so pretty
    and I couldn’t see the perigree moon here as there was cloud cover for 2 nights. so interesting to learn all about it though Andrea! thank you

  2. Allison's Gravatar Allison
    July 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    I bet there’s a bowl full of those buttons in my old bedroom in my mom’s house. How can the Met be the Met without its colorful metal buttons? You may be on the verge of creating an exclusive line of pieces . . . .