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.


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

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

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

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

  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

  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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