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NYC Galleries Recommendation for 12/14/04 11:30-5:30, 12/15/04 to 12:00p
December 14, 2004 4:19 PM   Subscribe

NYC Galleries Tomorrow? Taking the early Accela from Boston, getting into Penn Station at 11:30. Hitting the new MOMA for some art absorbtion - but are there other things / galleries that I should hit before the Pixies show? I'm meeting up with a friend @ 5:30 who's treating me to the concert. I'll be staying through the next noon, so that's also an option for hunting.
posted by crankyrobot to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (17 answers total)
 
P.S.1 is always worth it.
posted by muckster at 4:35 PM on December 14, 2004


The new MOMA and Pixies? I am so jealous.
posted by grouse at 5:22 PM on December 14, 2004


Was at MOMA this past weekend. Incredible redesign! Check out the new exhibits which opened last Friday at the International Center of Photography .
posted by ericb at 5:30 PM on December 14, 2004


Don't be surprised that the new MOMA is twenty dollars. I don't know exactly why this is bugging the living crap out of me, but it is.

Check out the Museum of Arts and Design (formerly known as the American Craft Museum) which is right across the street.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:30 PM on December 14, 2004


Oh, and my favorite painter in the entire world, Mark Tansey, has a show at the Gagosian Gallery. He's incredible.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:32 PM on December 14, 2004


Don't be surprised that the new MOMA is twenty dollars. I don't know exactly why this is bugging the living crap out of me, but it is.

It should bug you, it feel likes extortion to me. All interested in going to the MOMA should consider getting a membership. A membership is $75, so it's worth it if you go more than 3 times a year, plus is tax deductible.

Plus don't OD on the art. Personally, I could spend an hour just looking at One.

posted by jeremias at 5:41 PM on December 14, 2004


heh - I hear you, jeremias - but I thrive on art-overload.

the open studios up in Boston are my feeding frenzy time: I used tire my friends out so often "wanting to see everything" that I've long since started going on my own.
It just really feeds a certain place within me - and if certain things resonate "deep", then I make sure to revisit later to focus.

I'd drop 20$ in a bar for a few drinks and be FAR less moved, so I'm not that shocked or hesitant with the MOMA cost.

thanks all for the suggestions
posted by crankyrobot at 5:57 PM on December 14, 2004


I do sympathize with Sidhedevil and don't really wish to support the new $20 MoMA admission policy when in my heart I believe museums should be free as libraries and public parks and air, but last weekend I did not think twice about ponying up $10.25 to see a two hour movie ("Kinsey") at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema. Hurray for Hollywood, no bargains there. (And it's a fairly good quality film, too. But still!) After which I paid $12.00 for a cosmo at Compass. Twelve. And it was a little light on the Stoly for my money. Everything is expensive in this town.

I say, hang out all day at the Modern, support the world of art (at least a slice of it), and send word to Hollywood and everyone else offering high priced entertainment they have good competition for your eyeballs and pleasure money.

To answer the question, The Cloisters is an often overlooked treat. (However, it is waay uptown.)
posted by jellybuzz at 6:01 PM on December 14, 2004


Sidhedevil, THANK YOU - I saw Tansey when he was up in Boston at the MFA years ago - and that show has always stuck with me.

Now I have my day! Thanks!
posted by crankyrobot at 6:12 PM on December 14, 2004


Wasn't Tansey's thing in Boston the best? I especially loved the gigantic art-criticism-generating "Wheel" made out of beautiful wood inlay. (Bad picture here.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:37 PM on December 14, 2004


I saw a mention in, I think the New York Sun about some Indian (the real one; not North American) Art that's hundreds of years old, but looks totally modern. Gallery at 35 Wooster St.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:16 PM on December 14, 2004


I saw a mention in, I think the New York Sun about some Indian (the real one; not North American) Art that's hundreds of years old, but looks totally modern. 35 Wooster St.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:17 PM on December 14, 2004


YES! I remember "the wheel" - it could almost be considered a more mechanized version of Eno's "Oblique Strategies" cards.
I was blown away by the craftsmanship. (you are right, that picture is crap and does not do it justice)
posted by crankyrobot at 7:46 PM on December 14, 2004


Hey crankyrobot, I know tomorrow is today, but in case you check on this again: you might find something to your liking on the gallery front by going to artcal.net which does a pretty good job with the listings here. Have fun at the Pixies, they started off a little shaky on Monday, but overall it was so great to see them play again.
posted by safetyfork at 6:06 AM on December 15, 2004


See the NewMuseum show on eighties lower east side artists. It's by the DIA museum on 23rd and 10th.

Don't go to PS1 unless you want to exhaust yourself - it's kind of far, and I have always found that museums can tire you out. In fact, I wouldn't bother with the MOMA, just go to Chelsea (around DIA area) - that's where all the good galleries are. Pick up a TimeOut.
posted by xammerboy at 7:43 AM on December 15, 2004


Ooh - enjoy the MoMa! If you can get in that is - I tried the other day and the wait was 2 hours. *le sigh.

The Guggenheim is having an exhibit of Aztec art. I've heard good things about it and I enjoyed it when I visited so check that out if you are interested in that sort of thing.

Of course, there's the Met. The blockbuster China exhibit is really fantastic. I am a big fan of East Asian art so not surprisingly, I got quite a kick out of it. If you are interested in East Asian art, I also recommend the newly opened Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea (17th and 7th.) RMA has a very impressive collection of Himalayan art and the building itself is beautiful to boot.
posted by moxyberry at 8:04 AM on December 15, 2004


Slightly off-topic, but I saw the Pixies last Saturday.

Absolutely completely undeniably AMAZING.
posted by hummus at 8:06 AM on December 15, 2004


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