Whoops, In my excitement to get to talking about Brooklyn and Sleep No More and the Keith Haring exhibit, I totally skipped a day! So THAT day was actually Day 4. Here's what I REALLY did on Day 3 in New York:
I ventured out to Queens!! Yes, on the advice of Joe in Toronto, I went to visit The Noguchi Museum! And yes, it was absolutely worth it.
It was a serene, tranquil place. It wasn't too busy because it probably isn't that well known and totally off the beaten path. You might know Noguchi from his famous coffee table:
or perhaps from his lanterns, which IKEA has so kindly knocked off and reproduced in the gazillions:
He is a Japanese-American artist, who actually worked quite a lot with stone and sculpture, which I didn't know about.
Here are two of my favourite pieces, a stone "water table" and a heart.
And I was captivated by this water fountain, where the water just simply FLOWED off the top of it, cascading down the sides...
I had the best time hanging out at this museum, and it was free admission to boot! They were celebrating some anniversary, so they just let me walk right in! It was a sunny, peaceful, gorgeous afternoon. With part of the museum being outdoors, it was definitely the perfect spot to be.
And it turns out Noguchi is the one who created this sculpture over at Rockefeller Place! I've seen it many times over the years that I've visited but never knew! How fun!