I'd fly to New York every month if I could. Just to see art. And if I were there now, I'd rush to MOMA to see Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now, an exhibition of drawings, prints, books and sculptures by a dozen international artists including two of my longtime favorites, Louise Bourgeois and Gego, and a new favorite, Atsuko Tanaka.
watercolor and felt-tip pen on paper
The Bull, state VII (Le Taureau)
December 26, 1945
Then I'd find my way to Picasso: Themes and Variations, which is a show of more than one hundred of Picasso's prints. But the wonderful thing about this exhibition is that there is a really cool web presentation on the MOMA site for those of us who won't get to see the show in the real. You can view the web presentation of Picasso's prints here.
The art viewing life here in Long Beach offers a gem tonight which I WILL get to see in person. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by to see Menage a Trois at 2nd City council Art Gallery, a group show including the work of Traci Durfee and Jamie Kivisto. I can hardly wait!