Thursday, April 11, 2013

MOMA and NYC

I took a trip into New York yesterday and visited MOMA (Museum of Modern Art).  It was a scrumptious spring day where you only needed a light jacket.  What a treat after such a cold start to the season.



The museum itself is a work of art.  This is one view looking through a window onto floors below.






We had two docent tours.  One was outside in the sculpture garden and the other was inside.
It's always a thrill to see famous works of art that you previously had only seen in books.  I'm sure you'll recognize them all.


I was surprised at how large this Picasso was.  For some reason I always thought it was a small painting.  It was huge!







This one surely looks like a quilt.







After a yummy lunch at the second floor cafe we had time to do a little walking around outside enjoying the day.  Rockefeller Plaza was still decked out for Easter.  The center planters were filled with lilies, hyacinths, and azaleas.



At the one end was this enormous bunny rabbit all made out of fresh plant material.

Our brief fling with spring was short lived.  It was chilly and nasty today and tomorrow is supposed to be downright cold and rainy.  That's New England for you!  It promises to be a nice day on Saturday.  I'm itching to get outside and do some garden cleanup.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Norma, I agree I too thought the Picasso was smaller in size. And yes, I agree with your observation that the piece looked like a quilt. That was the only word "QUILT"that came to mind. Catherine Smith

Linda M said...

MOMA is on my bucket list - one of these days I'll get there.

Sarah said...

Visited NYC a couple of times but never done MOMA. Looks really interesting, and you obviously had a great time!

Martha said...

You lucky dog, you! What a fabulous day!