nyc: day 3

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

We started the day (mom’s actual birthday!) off with breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, then a quick trip to the Met.  We saw a door at the far left of the main stairs so we went in.  We didn’t wait in line.  The main entrance was FULL of people so we felt pretty sneaky/awesome.  It is part of the New York Pass or $25 without.

We only had a few hours to spend but you could spend weeks here.  It is HUGE.  We saw a great Andy Warhol exhibit (no photos allowed) and pieces by some greats like van Gogh, Polluck, Degas, Monet, etc.

I will definately go again the next time I’m in New York, but I’m a big art/art history nerd :)

Photo coutesy Aryn Call
Looking down the steps to the Great Hall

Here are a few of my favorites from the Met…

Untitled, Clyfford Still
Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), Jackson Pollock
Wheat Field with Cypresses, Vincent van Gogh
The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, Edgar Degas

We had lunch at Papaya King, located a few blocks east of the Museums.  Review here!

THE SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

After lunch, we went to the Guggenheim.  Frank Lloyd Wright was the architect of this iconic building.

The day we went was super rainy but we had our pass which zoomed us in front of all these suckers.  Plus they had to pay $18.

Line for The Guggenheim Museum

We couldn’t take pictures inside.  Also, we went on a day when they were installing a Picasso exhibit on all levels of the rotunda.  Admission was discounted and we were limited to what we could see and where we could go.  Kinda lame, but we could sort of see a few Picasso pieces that were already installed.

It’shard to look cool standing in the same photo as Poncho Guy, but I tried.

We were pretty beat after walking around all day so we headed back to our hotel for a rest and to get ready for dinner.  We ate at a place close to our hotel called Thalia.  Review here!

Birthday dinner at Thalia

After dinner, we went to our first Broadway play, Wicked!  I just saw the tour when it came to Salt Lake in August but it was my mom’s first choice and Aryn hadn’t seen it either. 

Happy 50th, Mom!

Wicked is at the Gershwin Theatre.  It is a large theatre and the show was great.  I’m more of a Les Mis kind of girl but Wicked is still a very good show.  Everyone should see it once.



The set of Wicked

Make sure you come back for Day 4…maybe more famous people will be involved ;)

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