I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Adventures At MoMA

Recently, I had the lovely pleasure of spending a weekend in NYC with my two brothers and nephew.

I have to share this funny little experience from MoMa.

I backed up to take a picture of my brother as he checked out this huge hammock looking art installation.

I looked behind me to make sure I wasn't going to run into anything. You know, like a giant stack of bales of hay.

Ha! The haystack was in the other room. All clear.
The security guard yelled. "MA'AM! MA'AM! STOP!" I froze of course. Turned around. Nothing there. What up dude? He tells me "That's art" And I am puzzled. Then I look down. At this.

Uh huh. A blotch of spray paint on the floor. Here is the plaque on the wall.

Yep - a 42 year old blotch of spray paint. Conceptual art by the very important Lawrence Weiner. (I had to Google him) Sorry security dude.

So I guess you can tell that I don't "get" some of this modern art stuff. But maybe I should be looking at the floor of my garage differently, huh?

Despite my near run in with the paint splotch art, I really enjoyed MoMA and there was so much awesome artwork that I was able to appreciate. Here I am doing my own mandolin impression with Picasso.

My photos don't come anywhere near doing justice to these beautiful art pieces. Here is a gorgeous Monet. I could have stayed in this room just looking at this for hours.

One of the cool things about going to the museum, is taking in others' reactions to the art. I really like this pic of my two brothers. They are such different people, and I like the contrast of one dressed darkly crouching and smiling, and big bro standing in his light outfit looking thoughtful. Both checking out the same piece.

Thanks MoMa for a fun afternoon,

My brothers and I live in three very different parts of the country. We have very different lives. It had been WAY too long since we had all been together, and NYC was a fun backdrop for our 48 hours together.
(I think 2 days is the perfect amount of time to visit with family. Long enough to love each other and refresh those familial bonds, but not too long where you drive each other crazy the way only siblings and family peeps can)
Thanks for stopping by. I have some sewing stuff to post very soon. :-)

1 comment:

  1. The gorgeous Monet was painted by Picasso.


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