Drove into the city for the day and enjoyed the new MOMA– interesting comparison to the San Francisco MOMA we visited in February. More Andy Warhol and Diane Arbus, but classic favorites, too: Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Monet’s Water Lilies and Dali’s The Persistence of Memory.
The culture wars are real; this museum was filled with students, seniors, people from all backgrounds, enjoying art together in peace and unity. Unfortunately the museum needed to highlight the problem of the day with a tribute to immigrants who have created the art in this building but are not welcome here:
Spent the evening at Dizzy’s Club overlooking the NY skyline hearing Ted Nash, who just won a grammy for The Presidential Suite. This piece is worth mentioning– it’s a series of 8 famous speeches by leaders of the world, put to music. Couldn’t help but contrast the language of JFK, FDR, Mandela, or Nehru to our current leader of the U.S. We have gone from articulate and learned, to juvenile and sloppy. Sigh.