After working ourselves into a tizzy for several hectic weeks leading up to the studio open house, we left on Monday for a short getaway. It's our second time in New York this year, but this city never gets old. On this trip, we did some of the usual things we always do. We ate. Really, really well.
We searched for new pieces of street art ... and contributed some of our own around Soho! See if you can spot them in the pictures below!
I had a meeting with a senior curator at the Jewish Museum, so on Tuesday morning, we trekked up to the Upper East Side. The museum is currently showing From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952. Lewis is the subject of my dissertation so I was excited to see the exhibit with 25 of his paintings and pick the brain of the man who put the show together.
Early Wednesday morning, we got in line to see Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). We had seen the Matisse show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art last year and really enjoyed it, so we wanted to see more! The MoMA has an online page where you can pay a virtual visit and "interact" with the show. Check it out here.
The most unusual thing we did on this trip was to go see the ginormous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. If you know Zach, you know how much he hates doing the kitschy touristy thing.
At least I managed to coax a smile out of him!
We have another busy week ahead of us. But before we begin to fret too much, we're going to an ugly sweater party at my professor's home tonight. It should give us plenty of laughs. Whatever you're doing this weekend, I hope it's a lot of fun.
p.s. check back on Monday for more graffiti pics!