I will be in New York for the next few weeks to do some assisting jobs and see Sally’s end of semester show at Parsons. I never seem to make time for the museums and gallerys when I am in the city, so I am hoping to rememdy that with this trip. First on the list was the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Met houses a massive collection of art from every era of every culture that ever made anything at all. It would be a lot to try to see in a week, so we tried to limit our trip to the modern art collection and a few special exhibits. Tara Donovan had a great installation, and Damien Hurst’s The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living was an incredible thing to see in person.
There were also a few pieces on the roof gallery from a newcomer named Jeff Koons. I haven’t heard of this fellow, but I predict big things.
A few highlighths: