Wednesday, January 13, 2021

WABAC Wednesday

As Mr. Peabody might say, let's step into the WABAC (or Wayback) machine... Here we go, all the way back to the year 2016. I was in New York City seeing the inside of the Guggenheim Museum for the first time. I went more to see the building than the art. Good thing, because most of the art was gone. They were preparing a new installation on the building's iconic spiral ramp.

Black and white treatment inside the Guggenheim.

My friend and I did get to see the art in the museum's "new" (1992) wing. Then we went down the street to the Neue Galerie to see Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, also known as "The Woman in Gold" thanks to a British movie about it, and Edvard Munch's The Scream. Photos were prohibited.

7 comments:

  1. Excellent shot. For me, the amazing art became secondary to the building.

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  2. Oh, I'd love to see that Klimt painting in person!

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  3. that made me smile - I should see those old cartoons and see if there were things I missed as a lad.

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  4. I love the ‘non angles’ in this photo.

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  5. When I went to the Guggenheim for the first time, I regret to state that I found it rundown and not a good locale for viewing art that looked lopsided. But that's just me, Roderick

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  6. mitch, my undergrad degree is in architecture, so the building was more interesting to me. And the fact that I had never seen inside.

    judy, it was impressive! The Scream, on the other hand, is a crayon drawing on letter-sized piece of paper. I was surprised.

    michael, Sherman and Peabody, along with Fractured Fairy Tales, were among my favorites.

    bettyann, :)

    evelyn, I enjoy art museums when they come in small packages.

    roderick, it's been renovated and upgraded, but I still haven't seen most of the art.

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