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New York: Days 3,4 & 5

Day 3: Guggenheim, International Center for Photography

Day 4: (Independent Day) Metropolitan Museum of Art, wandering along Fifth Avenue & Broadway

Day 5: MoMA, the Whitney Biennial, A View From the Bridge with Scarlett Johanssen and Liev Schreiber òn Broadway

We had a wonderful week, despite the rain, cold and snowstorm that delayed us from leaving, both in La Guardia and in Montreal. I seen so much work, by so many artists it was completely overwhelming but so amazing all at the same time! I can’t wait to go back to New York, since we were in museums everyday/all day, but  I’m going to wait until its sunny and warm 😉 I can’t decide which I liked more, the Met or Dia. Dia was a massive clean and airy space that just lent so much aura to all of the work displayed. Even though there was two huge classes of schoolchildren that you could hear from time to time, I never even ran into them. It was unique to the other galleries where the work was crammed together in small spaces packed with people. Being almost completely alone with an exhibition creates this sense of ownership, that allows you to connect with the work on a deeper level. The work chosen for the gallery, even though there was a  lot of it, was specific and very special. It was well worth the train ride out. In the Guggenheim we got to experience a wonderful “progress” performance piece. Tim Burton was the highlight of MoMA, and the surrealist show at ICP was fantastic as well, very inspiring.

That sums up my week in New York! I left some of the cards around for my Sweetwine & Snowflakes etsy shop, but not even a quarter of what I printed off.  We were constantly on the go, and in huge rush to get from point A to point B due to the horrid weather. Since I didn’t get very many out, I don’t expect to get any response from them (they were also in really random places). I’ll pass them out in the Halifax area, and keep you posted! Can’t wait to get my first sale!!!

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