NYC Contemporary Art
For those based in NY or planning to travel here over the summer, a couple things worth checking out on the art scene:
Frank Lloyd Wright at the Guggenheim: As a long admirer of architecture from a distance, I’ve always found FLW’s functionalism a stirring and refreshing philosophy. The whole exhibit is dedicated to his life’s works, so even if you aren’t a fan of his style, it’s rare to see so many drawings and mockups of his designs all in one place. I was mesmerized by the feel of each of the designs, all while standing in one itself – FLW of course designed the actual Guggenheim building. I highly recommend spending a couple hours climbing the ramp on NY’s upper east. Tickets are a hefty $20, but Saturday evenings offer “pay what you wish”.
P.S. 1 Warm Up: Run by the MoMa, P.S. 1 is the Queens outpost for ultra contemporary art. What it’s probably better known for is its summer Saturdays of world renowned DJ’s spinning in this outdoor space. If you appreciate the day partying, which everyone should, then you’ll love the day dancing too. Admission of $10 gets you in to see the exhibits too. Warm Up is also consistently ranked among the top 20 parties in the world.