Category Archives: Museums

New Year’s Day

I always like to start the year by photographing around the city, but in today’s frigid weather, I went inside five museums on the Mall. ¬†Favorite exhibits: Subodh Gupta’s Terminal at the Sackler Seeing Ai Weiwei’s Trace again, on the closing day of the exhibit.

Michelangelo at the Met

The Michelangelo exhibit at the Met is one of the most crowded exhibits I’ve ever been to. Since most of the works shown are small drawings, it was pretty impossible to see them with an unobstructed view. So here is the Sistine Chapel ceiling replica, and the gift shop.

David Hockney at the Met

Hockney has been pretty much my favorite painter for a long time. Awesome to see this exhibit at the Met. I’ve got books with the paintings in them, so I didn’t need to take photos of the paintings by themselves, but it was crowded enough that people were conveniently in front of the photos.

Vermeer

Got to go see a preview of the new Vermeer and contemporaries exhibit at the National Gallery, getting as much time as I wanted without the crowds, so I walked through the exhibit rooms four times, absorbing new details each time. I ended up being most fascinated by three sets of details: the women’s faces, … Continue reading Vermeer