Museums, Staying Home, Travel

The Big Apple

For me, living near New York City has always been a great way to experience the culture and attractions of the Big Apple!

A perfect trip for Spring, when we no longer have to quarantine … would be to visit both the Whitney Museum of Art, www.whitney.org., at 99 Gansevoort Street in NYC and afterwards … a walk along the adjacent High Line Park, www.thehighline.org.

Although it is closed now, the Whitney Museum is currently featuring a show called, “Vida Americana:  Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945.  This show reveals the importance that the leading Mexican muralists – Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera,  David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others, had on the course of American art.  Looks like a “must see!”

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

Feb 17–May 17, 2020

After your visit to the Museum, I suggest a walk on the High Line … maybe a little strolling, people-watching and some lunch?  The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, green space and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan. It’s filled with gardens, artwork, restaurants, performance spaces, and benches for just “hanging out!”  There is an entrance to the High Line next to the Museum at the intersection of Gansevoort Street and Washington Street … with elevator access and restrooms on site.

Impatient to wait a few weeks to travel to NYC?  Why, we can “visit” these two places virtually through their websites that I mentioned above.  Enjoy!

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