something josh and i have been wanting do to more of in this amazing city we call home is take advantage of all of the museums nearby. i talked about this a little bit when we visited the met a few weeks ago, but we really don’t know our way around the museums and galleries the way we do all of the children’s museums and exhibits around town. i think it’s mostly just because of the chapter of life we are in right now, where we spend at least one afternoon each week at the natural history museum or catch an art class at the children’s museum of art with the kids because we want that for them and they love it so much.
so josh and i took a trip over to the whitney museum of art without the kids and explored several of the floors together which was very exciting and interesting. i admit, one of my most favorite things about visiting art museums is actually the people watching of other art observers who are around us. and at a place like the whitney, it is the perfect place for this! seeing people of all sorts of backgrounds and styles and interests observing art is kind of my jam. the art itself is often impressive, but i usually leave thinking more about the people i saw and what they might be like or where they come from or what they do. i get faces stuck in my head and they stay with me forever, i swear. new york in general is a great spot for this, but maybe because the whitney was extra crowded while we were there, i just felt it more than normal!
roof top vitamin D, don’t mind if i do!
trying to explain how cool this piece of art was will be impossible for me, so i leave you with this photo. which also does not do it justice. in my next life, i’m going to have a way with words and i’ll explain my thoughts on this piece then. ;)
this room full of springtime trees made me so very happy. it also made me really long for washington dc, as i always do this time of year because hi. cherry blossoms!!!!
this reminds me, i think the cherry blossom festival is taking place next week in DC? if anyone goes, please share your photos with me! i’ll pretend i’m there vicariously through your experience.
such a sucker for the oldies. these two make me so very happy.
also a sucker for avedon and this one is my favorite! when i was looking through the photos after we left the whitney, josh and i both were like, “huh. this one is interesting!” referring to josh’s angle that he chose to take this photo with. haha! he was obviously feeling very artsy. ;) we had a good laugh so i want to include.
but seriously. how much do you love this photo? have you seen the one where both elephants look like they are dancing because they both have their feet lifted up in unison? it’s my all time favorite.
josh is not touching this painting, by the way. he is just explaining to me how much he loves all of the strong geometric shapes and lines in this one. i’m not kidding, he stood by this one for a really long time.
also. this was not my idea. (love him so much.)
if you visit the city, the whitney is definitely worth your while. i can’t believe how big and well lit it is, and how much art they have on display. it also doesn’t hurt that bubby’s is literally one block away (we sadly didn’t get to go!), but make sure you carve out time for that when you go.