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Ok as if I could resist that title for my visit to the Museum of Modern Art in New York?

I will be honest with you dear reader, after brunching with the girls (will feature soon) at a gorgeous very NY brunch spot, I nearly didn’t make it to Moma. The catch was…we had to cross fifth avenue, and for me fifth avenue is a little close to heaven. That’s right my heaven has Henri Bendel, Tiffany & Co, Saks, The Library, Rockerfella Plaza, Bryant Park…well you get the picture. I wanted to abandon the team and go marvel at the windows, displays and Guilty. After a bit of a panic – that’s what the potential loss of NY shopping time could do to me – I was promised the chance to browse art and shop. Perfect combo!!

The Moma is a gorgeous space that is always packed, so on a Sunday afternoon it is mega PACKED but they have it set out in such a way that it’s easy to get around and see everything you want to.


We started from the bottom and worked our way up including walking through this random installation of sheets that flowed two stories in a spiral pattern and speakers that played the odd noise. We queued to go through the white billowing sheets …I am still no more sure the purpose … But it was kind of cool.

The museum houses famous works by Picasso, Klimt, Kahlo, Warhol and Pollock among many others. It’s pretty amazing to get to see all of these in one place.


Yet despite all these amazing works my favorite piece on this visit was dozens of photos of Manholes (I know – but they were kinda cool) and as always the design and architecture section.


I also loved that while in the architecture area you can look out the window and see this. I heart NY!


They also had an amazing photo gallery – I love photos that capture a slice of life as it was. There is something so interesting about getting this brief glimpse into the past.



The Museum can take anything from two to six hours to meander and has a few cafes should you be in need (the beetroot salad on the menu a few years ago was amazing).

It was a really fun experience and more so because of the company – thank you girls!


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