An Afternoon at MoMA

I went to MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) on Thursday with Gavin, and it was so nice to be able to just take in some great art and escape from daily tasks! A friend recently asked me how I can afford to do cool things around the city while being a student. And let me just say, it’s because I’m a student that I have access to these cool things! My NYU ID card can get me into many museums throughout the city for FREE. That’s right, access to world-class pieces of art and history – at no extra cost.

Since this wasn’t my first time at MoMA, I decided to take pictures of pieces that I hadn’t really given much attention to before. So here’s some of what I saw:

You can’t really tell from this picture, but those are all separate frames breaking into each other’s glass – very cool to look at in person.
The artist placed a light inside of a microphone.
Gamers, rejoice! The Sims is considered a piece of art at MoMA. Now, back to controlling the lives of Bob and Betty Newbie.
Masterpiece. (There were two other guinea pig portraits).
So this isn’t inside of the museum (and I’m not even sure if it’s part of MoMA), but I am always surprised at how much this sculpture looks like George Washington. But it’s actually a sculpture of an artist named Jean-Marc Bustamante.
This was in one of the special exhibits – I loved it.
You can’t really see the details in this picture, but the brushstrokes in the sky and grass were lovely.

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I felt so inspired after my trip to the museum that I took a few modern pictures of myself (while drinking some wine):

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I wish I’d minored in art history while in my undergrad because I could really spend hours upon hours just getting lost inside of an art museum (I can’t wait to visit the Met sometime soon). There’s just something about viewing someone else’s art that is so personal – whether they were commissioned to paint it (my favorite artist Diego Velazquez was always commissioned to paint portraits of royalty, but he always inserted his own personal touch into his paintings) or were creating it for themselves or creating it just for art’s sake.

Have you taken a trip to your local art museum recently? I’d love to see your pictures!