Friday, March 02, 2007

I LOVE New York

Who doesn't love New York? I truly believe that Central Park is the greatest gift that the city of New York has given to the world. It does not matter what type of day you have had, the minute you step foot into the park it is as if you have entered another world. This was early on a Sunday morning when there were few people but some runners.
I realize that I need to post more regularly and I have neglected to post a few pics of what I saw while in NY and what particularly inspired me. I decided that museum-wise I would spend more time viewing fashion and design and that I would visit museums that I did not regularly frequent when I lived in New York.

Black Style Now

The exhibition of Black Style Now: A groundbreaking exploration of hip-hop style and the black fashion revolution was at the Museum of the City of New York. It was absolutely fabulous...and I do mean was. It is no longer up. If you were lucky enough to see it, you know what I mean. I wish that it were even larger, but one can dream, can't one? If you have never been to this museum, I highly recommend it.

Ralph Rucci

If you have not seen the "Ralph Rucci: The Art of Weightlessness" exhibition at The Museum at FIT, you must. The clothing is absolutely breathtaking. The workmanship, flawless. Best of all, there is absolutely no admission price. How could you miss this opportunity?

If you are going to be in New York , you absolutely must go and see this exhibition. It is not to be missed. If you are at all interested in design, you will not be disappointed in this show. Even if you have no interest in design, I think that you will still find this exhibition to be of interest. It includes work ranging from very site specific works to everyday objects that most American consumers are familiar with. There is still plenty of time to see this exhibition. It is closes July 29, 2007. Go! Now!



OK, I know that MoMA is not out of the museum mainstream (especially since I interned there), but I wanted to go and see the new architecture. Yes, that is how long it has been since my last visit. I had read so much about the project even before it had begun, that my anticipation was beyond belief. I was not disappointed. What an incredible space. I know that there maybe those naysayers who complain about the somewhat steep admission price $20, but I just want to say that it is well worth every penny. In fact, if you can only budget one museum visit into your travels in NYC, look no further. As a "six degrees" aside, the Cy Twombly "The Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter" piece ,above top, served as an inspiration for some dresses of the same name by Ralph Rucci which are included in that exhibition as well.


Wow. The minute I walked into the gallery at MoMA, I was mesmerized by this piece, "Yo Mama" by Wangechi Mutu. She is quite amazing and I cannot wait to find out more about her. See the entire piece here. Sometimes, I see something that I know will effect my work in the future. I may not know right now how that will occur, but I have a visceral response to it that tells me so.

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