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All’s Well at the Whitney Biennial

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What do you do when you’re in NYC with friends just for fun?  Well, for one thing you go to the Whitney Biennial (which you get to by walking down the High Line…but that’s another story).  The Whitney has become my favorite museum in the city.  The Biennial was interesting, but not really much more interesting than the usual stuff on display at the Whitney.  Of course, the usual stuff is usually great.

The top floor of the Biennial is downright anxiety inducing.

Are we living in a computer simulation?  Don’t ask Dave.

Fortunately, things are brighter in the sunshine.

Romey romes the Whitney

 

Out back

 

Little Island

For more see A Little Island Off the Big Island

A crow for Emily

A plastic shower in the Whitney. NPS does not approve.

 

MoMA Where Did All These People Come From?

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The MoMA…can’t live with it, can’t live without it.  So many people.  But so much art.  And the food is great too.

The Mind’s Eye?  Surveillance capitalism?  Who knows.

Romey’s favorite artist, but no dice on seeing her favorite painting this visit

Not my favorite Kandinsky period

Frank

 

 

LACMA 2019

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The LACMA is an excellent museum even when most of the permanent collection is stashed away during renovation. Contemporary art it is!

LACMA lights

The new building (not done yet)

NPS was here

Greetings From the Bronze Age and Beyond

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The Museo Archeologico on Cagliari (Sardegna, Italy) is well worth a quick visit.

The Museo Archeologico is situated on the castle hill

In the Paleolithic, fat was “in.”

In the Bronze Age, everyone had a bronze axe. We would imagine that bronze axe heads were the moral equivalent of the smart phone.

A stack of axe heads

A stone cast

Everyone also had little bronze guys to play with.

Your army awaits

One of many attractive displays

The rich kids had really big bronze guys.

Then came the Romans and their heads

In these pictures, a statue wonders about its sexuality.

Non-binary?

Hmmm

About the only thing the Museo could improve is to open up their wifi to all. Really, in 2017 if you want the ragazzi to come, you need wifi.

NYC: The Whitney with #1 Son

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View from the Whitney

View from the Whitney

Construction on the river

Construction on the river

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Packed with symbolism, but no subtlety

Packed with symbolism, but no subtlety

detail Whistler

detail Whistler

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Hidden message on the frame

Hidden message on the frame

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Do not read sign

Do not read sign

cube

cube

bad

bad

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And now, time for a cocktail

And now, time for a cocktail

Louvre

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Woof

Woof

Lunch with Napoleon

Lunch with Napoleon

Best art

Best art

Mona Lisa scrum

Mona Lisa scrum

Nice ass.

Nice ass.

Nice penis?!

Nice penis?!

Aurora borealis (in the 1800s)

Aurora borealis (in the 1800s)

Obligatory venus

Obligatory venus

Heretic

Heretic

The sky.

The sky.