After exploring the Chelsea area, I headed over to the Museum of Modern Art. I remember having been there on a class trip as a kid, but I did not remember what was there – all I really remembered was a canvas painted blue and called art. Modern art is funny that way.
On the way to the MOMA I passed by Rockefeller Center to get a picture of the Seated Ballerina installation:
By Jeff Koons, “the installation seeks to raise awareness of national missing children’s month this May, in an effort to support organizations like the international centre for missing & exploited children. The installation is on view at Rockefeller Center from now through June 2, 2017.”
At the museum, I headed straight to the floor that had the collections of art that you might not know are considered modern – from the 1880s to 1950s.
This is my second favorite Van Gogh after the Café Terrace At Night, and it was so cool to see it in person!
Next I went down a floor to the Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends exhibit.
These are metal fasteners:
I was excited to view the sculpture garden as well. The rose was definitely my favorite!
This was on an inside wall:
The Unfinished Conversations exhibit was very interesting.
These are Rings for Manhole Openings, which is protest art in that they materials were acquired from the New York Division of Corrections and is meant to show how the state uses prison labor.
You might think these benches were a place to sit, but they weren’t. They were supposed to be like benches in courtrooms that were also created via prison labor.
Another place that I visited while in the city was the NY Public Library. We went there because it was super hot outside and we wanted to charge our phones, but we found even more art inside!
And since I’m sharing so many photos, I may as well share the ones I took in Central Park!
Have you been to the MOMA, The NYC Public Library, or Central Park?