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#1 joethefoodie

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 01:56 PM

After a couple of visits so far, including one on a Saturday (yesterday), I just really like it.

 

Of course, of course, the 5th Floor and its most classic works, is gonna be crowded; but even up there, the flow and the spacing of art is quite well done.  And curatorially, the rearrangement of works is in my opinion, quite excellent.

 

Guernica hasn't been here in years, but The Charnel House may send chills up (or down) your spine, sitting and admiring it from the bench strategically in front of the work. the 5 Matisse Jeannettes grouped together - just great. Haring on 3 walls in his own little gallery - lovely; Matisse's cutouts get a similar treatment. Brancusi, Giacometti, Weston and Lange - all the classics, now showing in all their glory.

 

And the Nouvel tower itself is quite a piece, sitting and staring as it does at Saarinen's Black Rock.

 

What a fine job. 

 

This piece, from this past October, shows how the museum has grown since its inception in the early 1930s.

 

Oh - don't necessarily go on a Saturday or Sunday during the holiday season (maybe if there's a blizzard?). I got off the F at 49th and 6th, and I might as well have been in the middle of...well, let's just say there were more people on the street than I really care for. 



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 05:59 PM

they did a beautiful job all around. even the sitting and reflection areas are beautifully designed. 


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:02 PM

We've been there twice since it's re-opened, including today. Lots of new nooks where you find unexpected surprises. I've got to say, their kids programing continues to impress. Considerably better than the Met. (and it's free! plus they give you a pass for a return visit)


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#4 joethefoodie

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 04:06 AM

they did a beautiful job all around. even the sitting and reflection areas are beautifully designed.


Yes indeed. We were able to find a few quiet spots.

Loved the unexpected surprises, looking forward to finding more.