Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New York!


I just got back from a weekend in New York! Wheeeee!!! A friend and I had been talking about going forever, and so we had to jump on the opportunity when her friend generously offered to host the two of us for a weekend.

Where to begin? Purl Patchwork in Soho, Kate's Paperie, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building- I could go on and on (and on...)

This is Robert Rauschenberg's "Bed"- painted on a quilt.

Everything was fabulous and exciting, but I have to say that the art museums were overwhelmingly awe-inspiring. After all those Art History slide lectures back in art school a million years ago, to see many of those famous works in person was just incredible. Walking through was like, oh look! Famous painting! And another! And another! And, hey, I wrote a paper on that! And, oh! I didn't realize how gigantic that piece is in real life!

Utterly amazing.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh I so knew you would post something about NYC which is why I had to check today! Hooray for art, friends, and the city that never sleeps (and perhaps keeps the rest of us up, or at least on our toes because of it!) Sounds like you had a good time, and of course, made it home safe and sound.

Your mind is racing with ideas now, isn't it?!

Perhaps said friend, can accommodate you for many more quick trips in the future. I totally believe art and New York is like an essential nutrient/vitamin.

Great stuff! Welcome home.

Michelle said...

Never mind the art . . . Tell us about the food!!! ;-)

karyn said...

Rauschenberg is one of my all time favourites and i do love seeing that 'bed'. i take it for granted how much time i have spent in those museums and galleries and i often feel like i'm visiting old friends when i see those works of art. all i can say is that there is SOO MUCH MORE TO SEE! so you'll have to go back.