Ellen Mueller

Back from NYC! (Day 2 summary)

by Ellen Mueller on October 17, 2008, one comment

Technically I returned from NYC Sunday night, so let’s see if I can remember it all…
This is a run-down of all the stuff we did the 2nd day we were there.

We started off at the Museum of Modern Art, where we saw some Rauschenbergs that relate to our class work,
a Lichtenstein, that I had to do the tourist thing with,

and the famous Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (I just had to mention it because it’s the first time I’ve seen it live),
but my favorite exhibition there was definitely Looking at Music.

On our walk to the next place, we found these great Hello Kitty Sculptures. I’m not smiling because a crying kitty is serious.

Next, we went to the Whitney Museum of American Art where we were lucky to take in a big exhibition of Paul McCarthy work,
and talk with one of the artists, Corin Hewitt, featured in a special exhibition, Seed Stage. He has built a lab/studio in a gallery on the main floor, and he’ll be working there 4 days/week for 3 months.
After that, we went to a bunch of openings in Chelsea, and the most notable was Donald Moffett’s Easy Clean. This image shows one of his paintings he creates with a pastry-chef’s frosting tip and oil paint. It was tough not to touch these!

After all this art-ing and walking, it was another night where I fell into bed exhausted.