Do not try to rush the pleasures of the new extravaganza, Pergamon, at the Metropolitan Museum.
The capital of the Attalid dynasty, Pergamon was one of several ancient Hellenistic kingdoms. The remnants can be found in today’s Turkey. The Met’s representation of that art-filled world astounds both for the quantity and beauty of the objects and the placing of them in the historic context of the lost kingdom. The show runs through July 17.