Monday, March 24, 2014

Museum Art in NYC

Going to museums and watching art pieces are one of few things that reminds me to breathe deep and appreciate that I live in NYC - especially when busy with production works. And of course - it's also inspiring. The creativity and expression is what we strive for after all.

A few recommendations that I recently visited and enjoyed. 

First don't miss the video of amazing stop motion work, that is in the middle of the staircase. It's tiny. Then, go to the floor to appreciate the carefully crafted dolls and models that were used in the video. Video work is really breathtaking, might cause a bit of nostalgia.  

It may be the first time I actually was really impressed and enjoyed my visit at this museum.
This exhibition ends on April 13th.

2. Le Petit Prince @ The Morgan Library & Museum

Well, who don't like The Little Prince? Maybe if you're an adult with the heart that only sees a "hat"-
Actually, to be completely honest I hadn't read this book until I see this exhibition. And I only see a "hat" instead of boa eating elephant or whatever that is. Shame on me! But the drawing and its manuscript in this exhibition is certainly energetic and amusing -

Of course better if you'd read a book before the visit, and book is a short read. And yes, I loved the story. I'm finally on the same page as everyone else.  This exhibition ends on April 27th.

3. The Flowering of Edo Period Painting @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Okay okay, this is so basic, and I'm a cliche but I recently learned to enjoy going to Met. It's so huge that it often overwhelmed me to go. But if you pinpoint for certain exhibition, it's not so much and really refreshing. After all, it's been one of the greatest museum in the world for long time.

I picked this Edo Period Painting in Japanese section (on the second floor), because these collections are rare to see even in Japan. From beautifully colored folding screen to Hokusai's I've-never-seen drawings.

It's located near "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris" - which portrays the rare photograph of Paris in 1800s- which is a must-see as well.