I’m on vacation with my 20 year old son in New York City… so far, we’ve seen two musicals, gone to the Museum of Modern Art, eaten 2 slices of pizza each (among other caloric indulgences) and walked my legs down to stumps.
MOMA was incredible. The special exhibition of Tim Burton work was fun, but crowded – lots of models, drawings, etc., from his various films. Particularly fun were items from Sweeney Todd. No photos allowed, of course.
Also featured: Maria Abramovic – The Artist is Present. Multi-media, lots of video, it incorporated performance art and (gulp) plenty of nudity. Live. No photos here, either. Definitely fascinating.
There were certainly works by many recognizable artists, from Jacob Lawrence and Paul Klee to Andy Warhol and Gustav Klimt.
My husband, the single pug parent for the week, was not able to be with us although he would haved enjoyed the museum. As a consolation prize, we bought a copy of Gerhard Richter: 40 Years of Painting for him at the MOMA bookstore. Well worth the trip.
For those who don’t have the time to visit the actual museum, MOMA has a design/book shop across the street. Plenty of room to cruise the art books!
(For those who must know, the musicals on tap include Hair, Next to Normal, Memphis, Wicked, and Promises, Promises.)