What ya gon do today? See some art y'all. What ya gon do today? Eat a bagel, y'all.
I've had the Mel Bochner: Strong Language exhibit on the 'to see' list since it opened at the Jewish Museum in early May. I first saw his work at Gagosian in 2011, and loved his witty, colorful take on common words from Roget's Thesaurus. The exhibit closes next weekend (Sept. 21), so this is happening today.
10 blocks south of the Jewish Museum lies the expansive Metropolitan Museum of Art. My parents recently gifted me a membership (thanks and hi!), which grants me free admission to The Met and The Cloisters, early access to exhibitions, and Young Members programming. I stopped by last month to check out Charles James: Beyond Fashion (gorgeous--will share pictures soon) as well as Garry Winogrand's photographs. While Charles James closed in August, Winogrand is open until the 21st.
If you can't make it to The Met this weekend, I would mark the second weekend of November on your calendars for a visit. Starting Nov. 8 through early 2015, three major exhibitions will overlap:
- Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire - if this second exhibition at the Anna Wintour Costume Center is anything like the Charles James show, it can't be missed
- El Greco in New York - The Met, The Hispanic Society of America, and The Frick Collection come together for a massive showing of El Greco's works to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death
- Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection - 80 pieces from four Cubist artists: Braque, Gris, Léger, and Picasso
Finally, the Museum of the City of New York is about to wrap up its City As Canvas exhibition of Martin Wong's street art collection. This is the first time the collection of more than 300 pieces of 1970s and 80s street art has been shown since Wong's donation in 1994. Ends Sept. 21 as well.
A few other links I've loved this week:
Ice cream machine-free Ricotta-Honey Ice Cream via PureWow. A most convenient recipe, considering that I love ice cream and hate the thought of housing yet another kitchen appliance.
This recipe for Giant Shells filled with Spinach and Ricotta, because I am apparently semi-consciously obsessed with all things ricotta this week.
This DIY pet bed. Now all I need is the dog!