After having been to New York probably twenty times over the past eight years, I finally visited MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art) for the first time the other day. Admittedly, I am not the greatest fan of modern art, which is probably why I haven’t gotten around to visit the museum until now, but even I recognize that it is part of a basic education to have been there. And fan or not, I ended up spending more than six hours there without even stepping inside the museum shop, so there was obviously art there also for someone like me. I find it quite amazing to see a famous painting in reality, seeing every brush stroke, and imagining the artist working on it. The details just aren’t the same on prints. T and I took a break in the middle of the visit and had lunch at the cafe on the fifth floor, which I can really recommend; both the view and the food added to the MOMA experience!
Next week, I have set aside a full day for the Metropolitan Museum. It’s one of my favorite museums and I think I could go there every time I’m in New York without ever getting tired of it!