Art: 365 Days of Masterpieces 2019 Desk Calendar (英语)
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world. Founded in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue.
As others have pointed out, the calendar "frame" is no longer the clean, clear "frameless" plastic. It is now a wide silver grey frame which reduces the page size to only 68% of what it used to be. (I did the math twice because that reduction even surprised me). A wide silver grey frame does NOT enhanced the art. It detracts. But if aesthetics had been the only difference I wouldn't be writing this. It is the decreased functionality that is the big disappointment. First, it is not as easy to changes the pages. Second, the size of the date on each page is greatly reduced and the date and day of week are in black but the month is in very light silver grey, all of which makes it harder to read. And the very worst part of the changes made in this calendar is that you now pull the page up and turn it around and reinsert for the following day. And as you are doing this the page for day-after-tomorrow is revealed until you re-insert today's page. I don't want to see that page. A lot of the fun is to NOT look ahead. To be surprised each day as I change the date. So what is good about this calendar? The art, of course. And also the new pages are exactly the same size as the old pages, which is making it possible for me to use last year's plastic frame for this year's calendar. All I had to do was remove the "foot" from the back of the frame and turn the calendar 90 degrees and then attach the foot using double sticky-back tape. I have enjoyed these MET calendars for years but next year I might have to make a change.
The MET has lovely artwork and this calendar has a great idea - they just need to step it back up again and make it look like something from the MET. Not something from a farmer's market.