9.28.2012

Plans for this Rainy Weekend? . . .

I don't know what it is, but I've always loved going to museums in the rain. For one, I have this idea that there will be less crowds (which honestly, isn't always true), and I find that it allows you an extra minute or two of observation for each piece, since you're in no rush to go back out into the wet. But mostly, I love the cozy, romantic feel of admiring art knowing that outside it's torrential - like being in a Woody Allen film. If you're like me and find a rainy weekend the perfect excuse for visiting a favorite museum - I'd highly recommend going to the Whitney to see Yayoi Kusama's Fireflies on the Water. It's a magical experience, truly.

The exhibit is in a mirrored room and you enter alone for an entire minute. It's dreamlike. Tickets are timed, so I suggest you get your tickets, have lunch downstairs at Danny Meyer's restaurant Untitled, go see Fireflies, then head upstairs to see the rest of Kusama's exhibit. You won't regret venturing out into the rain. But for those of you who don't do rainy museum visits, not to worry. The exhibit is on until October 28th - so you have a full month until the Fireflies go out. Ticket info HERE.

Photographs are prohibited, so being the rule follower that I am I didn't dare. But a quick google search came up with these great pics from the NYTimes. But go see it in person, it's so much better!

Photo Credit: Gabrielle Plucknette/The New York Times

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