April 28, 2014

To take time away from home

from the Brooklyn Art Museum an installation by Swoon
It always seems elusive - or - difficult to orchestrate but time away from one's work is so important! We like to head to the city to take in the sights and art and to people watch. We were so lucky this past week to have beautiful weather, everything in bloom and to visit the Brooklyn Art  Museum to see not one, but three amazing exhibits. First up Swoon's Submerged Motherlands
 You can read more about this fabulous piece here and see the video with the artist here too!

 Equally exiting for me was the Ai Weiwei exhibit. Moving, exciting, and important on all fronts. Here's a link to get you closer to his incredible body of  work. I also fell in love with the Arts of the Americas rooms this time and this little sculpture stole my heart. The BMA is fast becoming one of my favorites anywhere...
We also were introduced to some new yummy dinner spots by dear friend Tammy - over on Smith Street we had dinner (yum!) and drinks (have the Boba Fett, seriously great cocktail!)  at Hunter's and a stop at Avlee's Greek Kitchen which was so yummy. We love our walks in Manhattan and no visit to NYC  is complete without walking the HghLine.  We walked the entire length and had perfect weather to view all the vistas. My feet still hurt but it was completely worth every blister! Good to be home, but sad to leave the bounty of Brooklyn,

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