May 18, 2009

Little known fact

Art museum

On every trip to Big City Like No Other, I go to Ridiculously Huge Art Museum. Usually, I get lost almost right away and just wander about happily, stumbling upon whole sections I've never seen before. Mostly, I don't bother with the floor map, preferring instead to think of myself as an explorer. On this trip, though, I was with my parents.

My mother kept looking at the museum floor map and finding stuff she wanted to see, mostly artwork on the very other side of the building. Then after we'd looked at about twelve rooms of art from one period, she'd point to something on the map on the very other side of the building. That means that we walked miles and miles, crisscrossing the whole museum, making our way through art from every continent. Just as I was about to collapse from exhaustion, I discovered something even more exciting than another group of paintings or set of statues: the cafeteria in the basement serves great vegetarian food.

7 comments:

kathy a. said...

"but if you try, sometimes, you get what you need."

i'm very jealous, never having been to that museum. but there is nothing like a forced march to make one appreciate a break with good food!

Lorianne said...

I love that cafeteria. I always find about five different meals I'd love to have, but I can only eat one!

Nels said...

In two weeks, I'll be at any NYU workshop where we get to go "behind the scenes" at that museum and see the inner workings!

jo(e) said...

I'm envious, Nels. You get to do such cool stuff!

adjunct whore said...

my favorite museum in my favorite city. the roof installation "The Maelstrom" is really stunning.

julieunplugged said...

If you pack a little duffle of snacks, you really could live there for a week and never see the same thing twice. I love that museum and have only been twice.

GREAT photo. My dream: to see it next time with girlfriends.

jo(e) said...

Julie Unplugged: Hey, let me know when you come to the city, and I meet you there and be one of the girlfriends you see the museum with.