Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wrapping Up New York City
This is an old watercolor I glued on the cover of the sketchbook I took to New York. Didn't do too much sketching in it because we were too busy:
1. Neue Galerie (see previous post)
2. Cooper Hewitt
3. Museum of Arts and Design
4. Metropolitan Museum
5. Center for Book Arts
That's right - 5 museums in 3 and a half days. No pain, no gain!
The Cooper Hewitt has recently re-opened and they have a great thing going - The Pen. When you come in you get The Pen to carry around - it's just a fat pen on a cord - and you touch it to the labels of the items you are looking at. When you leave the museum you return the pen and get a receipt that tells you your personal website that includes the images and data about everything you marked. No need to photo stuff, all saved for you. Way cool!
Susan did take a picture of me in the middle of the Tools exhibit. It was definitely a Guy moment.
One afternoon we were staggering back to our hotel and had to stop and take a break in a pocket park. This big macho guy was sitting there knitting. Susan told me she wanted to go over and ask him about it and of course I told her not to talk to New Yorkers, they don't want to be bothered by tourists. Naturally she ignored me and went over to his table and had a 10-minute conversation with him about knitting, yarns, patterns and whatever that stuff is. I just hate it when she comes back and says "I told you it would be fine."
Sometimes it seems like people just don't choose the right shoes for city streets. I'd love to know the story behind these abandoned ones.