Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Whitney Museum on Father's Day

I wanted Father's Day to be different this year.  We started out by having breakfast at Uncle Bill's Diner in the neighborhood.  I think this is the first time we have ever eaten breakfast out on a Sunday.  From there I drove with Lee to Forest Park where we found out that they were reconstructing the playground area so Lee could not play basketball.  Instead we took a long hike through the park.

 

In the early after noon we set out for the Whitney Museum (http://whitney.org) on Madison Avenue and 75th Street.  There was an exhibit called "Summer of Love - Art of the Psychedelic Era"  2007 is the 40th anniversary of the summer of 1967 popularly called the Summer of Love.  To quote the website:

Summer of Love revisits the unprecedented explosion of contemporary art and popular culture brought about by the civil unrest and pervasive social change of the 1960s and early 70s, when a new psychedelic aesthetic emerged in art, music, film, architecture, graphic design, and fashion. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs and sculptures by Richard Avedon, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol, among others.

Visitors of the museum were given an audio tour of the exhibit with an MP3 player that played songs associated with the artwork  displayed.  We enjoyed it.

 

1 comment:

netsjetsfan said...

Happy to hear your morning and afternoon went well because i am sure your evening wasn't what you wanted (go yanks!)

 
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