MOMA Friday Night

During our New York week in October, we went to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) on Friday night, when the admission is free, courtesy of UNIQLO. Free admission starts at 4:00. We arrived at 4:00 and walked half-way around the block to the end of the line.

MOMA has a lot of great art, although I sometimes marvel at what’s considered modern art.

The Starry Night (1898)

The Starry Night is one of Vincent van Gogh’s most striking paintings. showing his fantastic energy and vision. He painted this in June 1989, a month after entering an asylum at Saint Rémy.

The Starry Night
The Starry Night

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907)

Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is jarring and helped lead to cubism.

Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

The Persistence of Memory (1931)

The Persistence of Memory is my favorite painting by Salvador Dali. Although I first saw it many years ago, the images are still very strong.

The Persistence of Memory
The Persistence of Memory

Bell Helicopter (1945)

MOMA includes industrial objects considered artful. This helicopter has a  one-piece plastic dome around the pilot. In the background is an courtyard with trees, sculptures, and seating.

Bell helicopter
Bell helicopter

Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962)

When our work group put images from Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum on the web, I visited the museum, so I have a soft spot for Warhol. Here he shows 32 varieties of Campbell’s soup.

Campbell's Soup Cans
Campbell’s Soup Cans

We left the museum at 7:30, and we walked to the street corner to The Halal Guys food carts. They had three carts, including one down the street that heats up food for this cart and another across the street.

The Halal Guys food cart
The Halal Guys food cart

We shared this gyro and chicken plate, which includes flatbread and lettuce. The food is tasty and cheap. Don’t forget the white sauce, and add a bit of red sauce!

lamb and chicken plate
lamb and chicken plate

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I enjoy travel, art, food, photography, nature, California native plants, history, and yoga. I am a retired software engineer. The gravatar is a Nuttall's woodpecker that visited our backyard.

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