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Monday, December 7, 2009

Mosaic Monday-Museum of Modern Art


The Museum of Modern Art is a jewel of a museum in Midtown Manhattan. It not only houses original Picassos (upper left) and Warhols (just below the Picasso) but this year it is hosting an exhibit of Monet's Water Lilies from his garden in Giverny.

The MoMA installation features the full group of Claude Monet's late paintings in the collection. These include a mural-sized triptych the size of one full city wall (Water Lilies, 1914–26) and a single-panel painting of the water lilies in the Japanese-style pond that Monet cultivated on his property in Giverny, France (Water Lilies, 1914–26), as well as The Japanese Footbridge (c. 1920–22) and Agapanthus (1914–26), depicting the majestic plants in the pond's vicinity. These paintings have long held a special status with the Museum's audiences and, much like MoMA's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden (pictured in the bottom left of my mosaic), they provide a modern oasis in the center of midtown Manhattan.

If you can, do not walk but run to get there! It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon, and the museum's restaurants have the absolute best food in this part of Manhattan (a little known secret!) Hurry, The exhibit ends in April.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great place to visit in NYC!

Jeanne said...

Looks like a great spot!

eileeninmd said...

It does look like a great place to visit. Wonderful photos and mosaic.

Ebie said...

Great exhibit! I recognize right away Warhol's soup cans!

A great place to visit!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful all the way around!

Kathy said...

I have only been to NY once, but luckily we got to visit the museum, beautiful mosaic, happy MM, Kathy.

Carol said...

Did you see Rousseau's "Sleeping Gypsy"? It's one of my favorites at the museum. I'm very excited about the Monet exhibit (I was on his bridge in May)!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I love this museum-- I have to visit everytime (which is NOT enough) I get the opportunity to get to the big city.

Thanks for reminding me how great it is.

Stop by if you are into Sweet Christmas Short stories.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Foley said...

You're so lucky to be able to be in that area! I could see myself spending an entire day in a museum.
Fantastic Mosaic!

Barbara said...

Tara, Wish I could hurry up there, quite a trip from Texas, but I have been there several times and enjoyed all the works of art.

Barbara

Alison Gibbs said...

Sounds like a fabulous place to visit. So many wonderful pieces to look at
Alison

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How exciting! The Monet exhibit was here in Atlanta and I took my 9year old grandson...a big Monet fan! We loved it..."amazing" to quote him! lol Happy week!...Debbie

KarenHarveyCox said...

Tara,
This is a wonderful mosaic, beautiful. Thank you for posting about MOMA hosting this exhibit. Whenever I travel into NYC, I usually arrive around the corner from the museum. When I visit this Holiday season, I will be sure to stop by.

Karen

Donna said...

Looks fabulous!!

Spot said...

And if you ever get the chance go to Giverny. That is the dullest Monet ever, even though he is definitely the father of digital photography.But even a dull Monet is pretty amazing.

Mary said...

Oh I haven't been there in years! Will have to get in this holiday season for sure. thanks for sharing your lovely images at MM, Tara! :)

Anne said...

Thank you for this post. We try to get to NYC every spring to enjoy the museums, theatre etc. Have added MOMA to the list for this year.

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