Happy Monday friends! Wow, do I love Monday’s. The start of a fresh week, the chance to rewind and have a new kick-start. Monday’s for me always mean the chance to look back on what I did over the weekend and get excited about the opportunities that await me for the new week. Recently I went into Manhattan and had the opportunity to visit two of my new favorite museums. I always feel whenever I go to a new museum it automatically becomes my new favorite, but these two definitely made it to the top of the list.
The Whitney Museum and MOMA are two you must go to. Having the opportunity to take an art class this spring semester, I fell in love with art and the history behind it in a way I never could’ve imagined. I really began to connect and understand artists and their works. One of the biggest topics I’m learning about is Modern Art, thus why I chose to visit these museums, MOMA in particular. MOMA is… well MOMA. It truly is as good as it gets. If you aren’t going for the obvious reason (to see Van Gogh’s Starry Night… yes it is even better in person), then you will not be dissapointed with all the other phenomenal works. From Matisse to Rothko, this museum is like a dream. I could’ve spent all day here. The fifth floor was by far my favorite but be warned, it is also the most popular. Fun Fact: the gift shop was by far the best one I’ve ever been to in regards to museum shops.
The Whitney Museum was once again amazing but very different from the MOMA. This museum is smaller, but powerful. From seeing Grant Wood’s American Gothic to walking into a full on minimalist show, this museum has it all. One of my favorite features that this museum has that is so unique is the outdoor feature. When I went (at night) it was so beautiful going outside and walking up and down the stairs to the different paintings and exhibits. You get a perfect view of not only the city but in particular the Empire State Building. It is a nice break from that museum air that you love until you hate it.
Venturing off to new museums is something that I have come to enjoy so much over these last few months. Being able to absorb all these world renown works and having the opportunity to see them in person is something I will never take for granted. I hope you all enjoyed this and be sure to go visit a museum next time you have the chance… take it all in!
“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do” -Edgar Degas