In case you haven’t heard, New York City currently = the Arctic. What else is there to do in weather like this than hibernate in your apartment with hot cocoa? Well, you could duck into a warm and toasty museum! I did so the other day and enjoyed a lovely few hours exploring The Museum of Modern Art. Read on to see some of what I saw…
Jackson Pollack is my favorite, favorite, favorite. As I learned while listening to the audio tour (the kid’s section of it, if you must know), if you really look at Pollack’s pieces you can see that the “splatters” (which are really more like drips or flung paint), aren’t accidental. It seems like there must have been some plan in mind behind it. Isn’t that just fascinating? Some people, I think, dislike Pollack because they think “oh splatters are nothing, I could do that.” But clearly, there is some plan behind it…and think how much harder it must be to “plan” something like this, which appears random and chaotic, than to plan something like a still life or a portrait.
A beautiful Monet triptych.
Don’t neglect the MoMA Design Store, which is like the museum’s gift shop. They have the coolest stuff and it’s a great place to find unique, artistic, and useful gifts.
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Open daily 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM (8 PM Fridays)
photos by me