I spent another lovely Friday, with the addition of the not so lovely New York City heat, at a museum. Being re-opened this year, I went to the Whitney to bathe in art after a long week. To my surprise, it wasn’t mobbed with tourists as I thought it would on a summer afternoon. I was relieved to give my shoulders a rest and check in my purse and bags in the free coat check downstairs. With my small crossbody purse and art-loving friends, I was ready to explore the lovely museum.
We started on the top floor and worked our way downstairs, using the outdoor staircase while admiring the view of the city. We took a little break and sat in one of the colorful chairs in Mary Heilemann’s installation, “Sunset.” I took a few art courses in college and was happy to recognize pieces of art that I’ve learned and studied about. From the evident style of Pollock’s drip painting to Hopper’s eerie “Early Sunday Morning,” I was taking in all the art that I could get my eyes on. Timeless and distinct works of art by Grosz, Warhol, Cornell, and Johns also caught my attention. It’s nice to find time to spent a day at a museum and feel content and full.
Walking out of the Whitney with only The Meatball Shop on our minds, we noticed a long line waiting to get into the museum. We were so glad we beat the rush and could carry on with our day. When in New York City, be sure to check out the museum and try to go when the weather is nice to take advantage of the “Sunset” installation which ends on September 27th. Their two other current exhibits, America is Hard to See and the photograph installation by Michele Abeles, Baby Carriage on Bike or Riot Shield As Carriage, also end on September 27th. Nonetheless, check out The Meatball Shop where you can find true meatball happiness.
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Tatiana in Wonderland: Whitney Museum of American Art: Photos courtesy of Tatiana Stec