Sunday, February 2, 2014

I went to the MoMA in New York City!

Last week I did a tag-along to New York City with my hubby, who was attending a conference. Lucky for me, I get to do that sometimes!  But, before I share my little goodie with you, let's talk weather.....I'm a 90 degrees kind-of-girl. Need I say more?  ABSOLUTELY. I love cold weather clothes because I like fashion, but here in Southern California, we wear the stuff,  but we don't need the stuff and I'm sure we look stupid wearing the stuff! Dressing for 9 degree weather turned out to be more like a 20 minute workout! It wore me out. I learned that I had to turn the heat off in the room before I could even start dressing. I had to undo and redo way too many times. I've acquired new skills that I never want to use again!

The one thing that I really wanted to do was go to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).  We got there prepared to pay $25 per person, and what a nice surprise that it was Free Friday (late afternoon only), but first we had to stand outside in line for 20 minutes! Remember, I'm that 90 degree girl! OMG!  But, the museum was worth every minute that I froze my butt off!  I was just so excited to be there!  So, of course after spending much time checking the place out, I had to hit up the MoMA store, and what caught my eye? A graphic miniature scene encased in a clear acrylic box (acrylic box not included).  It's inspired by The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the museum and the artist is Liz Roache, an art educator who trained with Ati Gropius in Bauhaus principles of color, design, and sculpture.  You can read more at the link below.

Picture from the back of the box, it's approx. 10" x 10"

Every piece is reversible for endless combinations, made of
 lightweight cardboard and includes a storybook

Punch out sculptures and people

I'm just playing around now -  here are some quickies

Also bought these postcards - Joan Miro: Person Throwing a Stone at a Bird

Jacob Lawrence: In the North the Negro had better educational facilities

Georgia O'Keeffe: Evening Star
It's available at the MoMA Online Store for $35.  The tricky part is getting everything back into the box!

I hope you're having a great weekend and I'll check you later --- Beany