Could you imagine going to the Museum of Modern Art for your field trip in grade school?!? I'm afraid most kids living in NY might take it for granted that there are so many amazing museums at their Subway Tips.
Enjoy Ryan, showing the overwhelming size of this painting
Growing up we frequently had Bean with Bacon Soup. Once time we found a small piece of wood in it. My dad sent it in and got loads of free coupons. I think maybe that was the last time we ate it.
I think the only time/place New Yorkers slow down is in a museum.
Yes, this is really a painting. Perhaps meant for those living in New York apartments.
Do you read the Olivia books?
I was so pleased that I could take photos at many of the museums/exhibits.
If I walked through with Jacob, he would lean over frequently and say, "I did an internship with that guy" or "I helped that guy work on some stuff."
That kind of makes him famous, you know?
I loved the broken dish chandelier. Now I know what to do with all our broken dishes!
This was right before the security guard told my dad that it was a no-no.
Yoko Ono's art of tying wishes on a tree in the MOMA garden
We also went to the American Folk Art Museum
Don't you love their faces?
This is a pillow by an Lee Godie that I loved
This is one of my favorite shots the whole trip
I'm not a quilter. I tried to be once. When I was still living at home I told my parents I'd make them a tumbling block quilt, like the most difficult pattern to piece together [in my humble-beginners-never-made-a-quilt-opinion] with about 74 million points that are supposed to meet together. King size. I got it all cut out and pieced maybe a foot or two before I handed the huge bag of tiny diamond shaped pieces over to my dad, admitting defeat. Sorry.
But! I was so inspired by the quilts on exhibit, that my mind may yet be changed. TBD.
And though we didn't enjoy her inner beauty, a shot because curb appeal she's got:
Photos weren't allowed in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum, but it was Ryan's favorite. Inside was a desk with a little swing for wiggling feet beneath. It's been proven that people learn better when they're moving or doing something. Genius. I want one. Err, seven.
Pop quiz: How many of the above pieces [from the MOMA] can you correctly identify??
Also, I think there is one NY post left.