Artful Dodger…

Opted for a taste of culture this weekend.

I am a member at the Whitney Museum so when I read that on Sunday members could gain entry at 10am before the museum opened to the public I decided this was a perfect time to see the 2019 Biennial.

It was pretty cool to be the only patrons roaming the galleries.

We visited Biennial floors 6,5,3,1 and dodged absolutely no one for 45 minutes.

The Biennial is often described as a snapshot of art in the United States.

The seventy-ninth Biennial brings together works by individual artists and collectives in a broad array of mediums.

Over the past year and a half, which has been an undeniably intense and polarized time in this country, the Biennial curators made hundreds of studio visits in order to select the right works for the 2019 Biennial.

This year I found the exhibit contained some exceptionally unique and memorable pieces.

Here are some of the highlights:

View of Hudson River from Whitney

It was a gorgeous day so after we were satiated at the Whitney we cruised the Meatpacking District.

Hermes Store

We did a drive by at the new Hermes store on Gansevoort next to the reincarnation of Pastis.

Later, we met our daughter for brunch in the West Village.

We sat outside and enjoyed a good meal and a glass of rose.

After the stress of being enlightened and fed, we indulged in a one hour foot massage which was heavenly.

We headed home and faced the huge throng of people pouring out of Central Park who participated in the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

It was a totally satisfying Funday Sunday.

BTW, the new movie, Late Night with Emma Thompson and written by and also starring Mindy Kaling, is a wonderfully entertaining, funny, touching film…see it!

The Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street New York, NY. Whitney Biennial 2019 runs from May 17th-September 22, 2019.

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