Saturday, January 03, 2009

Friday Night...

Hayden is still here and it has been great to have her over.  We get so caught up in talking and catching up, that it is often times hard to get out of the house.  We finally pried ourselves away and made our way out to MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) for the free Friday nights.  It was BUSY!  The photo to the left looks like a scene out of Caligula, but is actually a video projection installation piece by Pipilotti Rist.  Learn more about her really ground-breaking work by CLICKING HERE.

The MoMA was not just packed with people, but several really great shows.  Everything from Van Gogh to Jasper Johns, Marlene Dumas to an investigation of music in art, Sol LeWitt to a cross-section of contemporary art being made in the last four decades.  It was funny, because I was giving Hayden some background information about the work I was familiar with like a docent and caught a couple of people tagging along at various points trying to overhear what I was saying.

When we finished up at the MoMA, we walked around Fifth Avenue, making a stop in front of some of the windows there, like the Bergdorf Goodman ones.  Hayden even got her very first authentic New York Hot Dog.  The picture to the left is probably my favorite of the evening.  Then we made an excursion into Central Park.  Although it was at night, it was perfectly safe – very cold, but very safe.  

While we were in Central Park, I showed her some of favorite parts of park, like the Bethesda pavilion, Belvedere Castle, Bow Bridge, and The Mall.  We then walked over to the Museum of Natural History, where we took the train and I snapped this picture while we were in the subway.  When we got back to the apartment, we relaxed with some blood orange and cara cara orange sangria and delivery from Sunset Bagels.

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