So Saturday was museum day. I went to the Guggenheim and MoMA with J. Dizzyllama and quixotic_goat came along to the Guggenheim but left early to go to the movies. The main exhibition running in the Rotunda right now is Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance
. It was captivating. There were also several smaller exhibitions in the peripheral galleries. The space as well is an exhibition in and of itself.
By the time I got to MoMA I was pretty tired, even after a break for lunch. (Mmmm spinach pizza) So we didn't stay there long. Which is unusual for me. Typically I can easily do two major museums in one day. (I did 9 hours of museums once, now that one hurt.) So we picked two exhibits and then chilled in the sculpture garden. They first exhibit was a look at were prints and illustrated book layouts by Picasso.
We then hit one architecture and one design exhibit.
The architecture exhibit was the work of an 8-week charette by 5 architecture teams exploring 5 different NY waterfront sights and how they can be altered to address future environmental and financial challenges.Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront
Finally we took in a housewares/furniture design exhibit discussing the idea, held in the early/mi twentieth century, that the museums should be informing the average person's design choices at home. An interesting idea, not sure how I feel about it.What was Good Design? MoMA's message 1944-1956
By the time we were through I was totally brain fried and really got very little out of the last exhibit and not as much out of the other two as I would have liked.
We then met up with the boys for a walk across the Brooklyn bridge and Turkish food for dinner.