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
Love your comment on Pollock. Planned randomness on canvas…never would have thought of that!
I love spending dreary, cold days at the museum. I am just a short walk from the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, so it’s very easy for me to get there and spend HOURS admiring centuries of art (and dinosaurs!)
Ashley | Sunday Brunch
What great pieces of art! To see Pollack´s paintings live… I love modern art because it leaves a sort of challenge to the viewer. At first it is hard to understand but the more you watch the more you start to understand the moods and your imagination starts to work.
I love the MOMA and of course your photos are beautiful. P.S. The cafe / restaurant in the MOMA is great!