The Upper East Side is noted as one of America’s richest neighborhoods. Deity and I took a trip to the Guggenheim, which is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Deity informed me that she studied art in college. “Wonderful!” I thought. My experiences with art aren’t as intellectual. I took a trip to Philadelphia and visited their art museum; my interest in Bob Ross, and my desire to get lost in his, landscape, oil paintings; my fascination with Frida Kahlo – her melancholy expressions, oddly, brought me joy.
Outside of the artwork showcased at the Guggenheim, the architecture of the actual building is beautiful. The building, alone, is a work of art. The fact that it houses such magnificent pieces from some of the art world’s most astonishing artists only adds to the amazement you will feel the moment you step into the museum.
Deity and I walked along the spiraled designed museum, admiring each piece. Taking time to examine the works, I read the description of the pieces to match my perception with what the artist had presented. Yellow Cow by Franz Marc; Planes by Colors, Large Nude by Frantisek Kupka; Piano and Mandola by George Braque; Saint Severin No. 3 by Robert Delaunay; and Nude by Amedeo Modigliani were some of the pieces I truly focused on in admiration. I found myself matching art to fashion. I thought about how I could incorporate a lot of the color palettes used in many of the pieces into my everyday wardrobe.
It was a great day at the Guggenheim. I will definitely make plans to revisit. Hope you can join me. xoxo
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173