WHAT IS IT ABOUT NEW YORK?
For several years, in the month of October, the Yarbroughs visit New York. In 2011, the trip involves a walk from the Theater District to Central Park, past Rockefeller Center, and into the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Spending a day in New York can be inexpensive once you get past the cost of air fare and a place to stay.
So much to see in one day with little time to catalogue; so the goal this year is to wander through a maze of exhibits and take pictures of what seduces imagination. Next year, a resolution is to make more sense of this immersion in art and history.
This sculpture of Dionysius illustrates an ancient artist’s ability to transform a block of rock into a work of art.
Venturing into another room of exhibits, the visitor is transported to a different era, different culture, and a different form of art. Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas are on display a few steps from the Roman and Greek exhibition.
Artist materials are different because the environment is different.
Ceremonial dugouts with elaborate wood carvings are tributes to an island culture that venerated art with the same creative energy as the Greeks and Romans.
Next, off to the classic and modern art section of the museum. There is a mixture of feelings in seeing the paintings of renowned artists from Van Gogh, Picasso, Mondrian, Pollock, and Warhohl to so many names that are well known but poorly appreciated because of one’s aesthetic limitations. Putting ignorance aside, who can look and not be amazed by the geometry, beauty, and color of these paintings?
There is an eclectic collection of art at the Museum. No imagination goes un-tickled by one of the Museum’s galleries.
A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE DAY–WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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