New York Botanical Gardens to see "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life." Neither Andrea nor I had ever been to the Botanical Gardens before (shame on us), so we started our visit with the tram ride around the 250 acres of gardens. It was slightly painful to hear the canned talk iterate over and over how the gardens are ablaze with color in the spring. We still saw plenty of flora, however, especially in the Haupt Conservatory. The Conservatory features 11 different environments, from tropical rain forest to desert. My favorite discovery was the floss silktree, which distinctly reminded me of an instrument of torture.
Next up was The Jewish Museum's "Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television." How could I resist a show featuring two of my favorite things?
|Still from Duchamp's film "Anemic Cinema"|
|Filmore East Hendrix poster|
My week-end excursions primed me for the main event -- "America is Hard to See" at the Whitney Museum. It's an amazing show in the Museum's terrific new venue. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post to get a peek into the exhibit.