Monday, February 02, 2009

Going . . .

WINTER IS TAKING ITS TOLL! Cabin fever is setting in! Time to go mad, or at least go to MAD, the new Museum of Art and Design to see the installation of their permanent collection and a show titled Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, that includes the most interesting contemporary creations. I saw the show back in October and, luckily, it’s been extended. Imagine a huge portrait of the Mona Lisa made out of hundreds of spools of colorful thread that is only visible when viewed through a crystal sphere or a large quilted portrait of a sweatshop worker all created out of tags from designer fashion—outstanding. They also have a great Dale Chihuly! This museum is state of the art. You can watch their artisans-in-residence working in the studio space or look up objects not on view with big computer screens. After we find lunch around Columbus Circle, we will head up town to the Bard Graduate Center’s for a guided tour of an exhibition of early examples of English embroidery from the Metropolitan’s collection with a great title, ’Twixt Art and Nature. Should be the perfect remedy for all the winter blahs! That trip is booked for Wednesday, March 11th. Click HERE to learn more and sign up online.

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