Saturday, September 20, 2008

NYC or Bust! Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hooray! It is time for our annual pilgrimage to NYC.

NYC Trip, Saturday, September 27th
My Google Map of NYC for our field trips: JGrrrrl’s Guide to NYC
Bring your student ID, power bars, and comfortable [but stylish] shoes.

Here are some highlights to think about.
I am suggesting these places in order of priority.

MAD, Museum of Art and Design, mid-town
We have to go here.
It is the grand opening of their new location at 2 Columbus Circle and admission is free. This is the former American Craft Museum which was across from MOMA.

MOMA, mid-town
Home Delivery: Fabricating The Modern Dwelling
This looks like a great show and has gotten a ton of good press.

Please check out this page:

Pipe, Glass, Bottle of Rum: The Art of Appropriation
I want everyone to see this.

Projects 88:Lucy Mckenzie
Focus: Josph Beuys
Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities

Aaron Faber Gallery, across from MOMA

Moss, SoHo
I love Moss so we’re going! Seriously there are a lot of great places in SOHO. Seriously. I won’t disappoint you. Check out Kiosk, one of my favs:

Nolita, east of SoHo proper
This is the neighborhood Ann Fortune from Bluehouse mentioned to the Design and Production class during her crit. It would be easy to hit.

The Guggenheim, upper east side
The Louise Bourgeois show is closing September 28th. If anyone loves Louise B and wants to go…..GO! It will be worth it. Her work is amazing and she is an art icon. See the website for a video.

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, upper west side
I love the CH but the shows that are of interest to me will up the next time I am in NYC. If anyone wants to go here, I am happy to go, it is a great museum and the Curators Select will nit disappoint. They have a great shop with both innovative objects as well as Amazing books.

One day is not nearly enough. I strongly encourage you to go on the NYC weekend trip that Jim Paulsen coordinates. This year it is November 7-9. You live once, there are no dress rehearsals. Make the most of your education and time on this planet. Go to New York.

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