Day 5: Metropolitan Museum of Art and Soho

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That was a really exhausting and long day! We were already on nine o’clock in the morning in Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the biggest museum in the world. After reaching the main hall, we knew we will not go out of this place too fast. First, we went to the medieval arts, then European Sculpture and Decoration. I really loved all those beautiful porcelain vases and bowls ! They were so adoring! So detailed! Next was the Robert Lehman Collection of paintings, furnitures and sculpture. Most of paintings were by El Greco, Rembrandt and Botticelli. The best of all were Arts of Africa, Australia and Americas. My favourites- Mayans golds, Navajo clothes and Papua’s decoration. Modern and Contemporary Art was really great- Picasso, Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Anish Kapoor, Edward Hopper, Joan Miro and Elisworth Kelly did a real sensation! But the key exhibition was the Prada and Schiaparelli: Impossible Conversations. The main fashion categories were Hard, Ugly, Naif, The Classical Body, Exotic Body and Surreal Body Chics. The exhibition was to show the dialog between two Italian designers. The Conversation considers the striking affinities between these two iconic designers from different eras: Schiaparelli who worked in Paris from 1920 until her house closed in 1954, and Prada who took over her family Milan based business in 1978. The collection shows us also, how art is important in fashion and everyday life. We were also upstairs, but I don’t want you to be bored. So lets look at the pictures: (unfortunately, most photos are from the phone, and the best ones are on my camera. When I will be back at home I promise I will send on the blog much more!)

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Andy Warhol, Van Gogh, Brooklyn Bridge from the taxi boat and Yayoi Kusama decorations
After lunch in museum we hurried on a taxi boat, to see all the most important bridges like Brooklyn. Awesome! It was a lot of fun. We saw whole Manhattan’s and New Jersey coasts. When we were walking out from the boat we found a tiny park where were standing… Yayoi Kusama benches! That temporary pieces of art, were standing there because of the Kusama exhibition in Whitney Museum. For the dinner we went to Balthazar on Spring Street on Soho. That was really poor. The homemade linguine were okay, red snaper (fish) was also okay but the some of the oysters were… Anorectic!!! That should have been the most fashionable restaurant in the city, but it was too loud and we felt like we were in the cheapest bistro in Paris. But the day was great.

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