We even prepped for it by watching a few documentaries about the old fellow, thanks netflix.
The exhibition itself was more about the Met showing off a few Dutch pieces and a few Rembrandts, like I said overbilled.
One recommendation, for visitors to the Met, go in the evening when the crowd thins and you can top off the day with glass of wine in the cafe overlooking the entrance.
I have always admired the rich texture, technique in the dutch paintings. Here is a new interpretation to the left. Frozen pictures of flowers in liquid nitrogen exploding. Pretty Jazzy stuff from Ori Gersht. And here is an old Dutch Master in the more traditional sense.
A great place to keep up on design and industrial design, where I came across this image is the Core77.com blog. I read them every day :)