Upper East Side: What I Saw in NYC

What I saw today was, well, too much. Sometimes on Spring or Fall days when the sun is out and the weather is fine, there is just too much activity for me to truly enjoy my surroundings.

Nevertheless, I stuck it out because I had planned visits to two museums on the Fifth Avenue Museum Mile: the Guggeheim, a modern art museum, and the Cooper Hewitt, one of two Smithsonian museums located in New York, and focused on design.

Both are architecturally incredibly interesting.  The Guggenheim is famous for being one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last projects and the Cooper Hewitt is located witbin Andrew Carnegie’s Manhattan mansion. The enviroments are polar opposites.

Here are my photos! I’d like to share that I actually got into both museums for free today.  Museums in New York are generally expensive, but with some persistence and some planning, deals can be obtained and free days or hours taken advantage of ;).

Thanks for stopping by.

seciton of the guggenheim museum facade in new york city photo by Lensmomentsns 2019
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s eyecatching design
interior photo of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, photo by Lensmomentsns 2019
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s eyecatching design
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Looking out of the museum to the more traditional building across the street
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A Giaccometti sculpture (love that schnaz) and a Kline painting
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The Guggenheim’s oculus. This photo doesn’t do it justice.
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A tricky chair in the public courtyard outside of the Cooper Hewitt Museum.
Cooper Hewitt Facade Section with late summer vines photo by LensMomentsNS 2019
Cooper Hewitt Facade Section with late summer vines.
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Victorian era botanical models used for study before microscopes were widely available.
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Part of an exhibit on Japanese stencil-making for fabric and paper printing.

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