Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NYC & The Whitney Museum

I just returned from a long overdue trip to NYC to visit my college roomie, Tahoe roomie, European vacation, cross country traveling, maid of honor and godmother to Sally.  We both had big birthdays last summer and were determined to get together to celebrate.  Well, it finally happened. We packed so much into a long weekend and had an unbelievable time.  

Today, I am sharing some details about our trip the the new Whitney Museum at 99 Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District.  We walked the High Line for a while and then went to the Whitney for a few hours of culture.  



The new Whitney Museum in New York City is situated between the High Line and the Hudson River.  Designed by Renzo Piano, the building is stunning outside as well as in.  There is an interior staircase with floor to ceiling glass to maximize views of the Hudson.  On the opposite side of the building, an exterior staircase provides amazing views of the Hudson, the Meatpacking District, and Freedom Tower with Lady Liberty in the distance.  There is a restaurant on the first floor and an indoor/outdoor cafĂ© on the eighth (great photo op).  

The Archibald Motley exhibition was captivating.  Motley was a Jazz Age Modernist who first came to be known in 1920s, the early years of the Harlem Renaissance.  Admittedly, I was not familiar with Motley before viewing this exhibition but I was completely taken with his work and the stories behind his paintings.  Through his art, Motley aimed to educate us on skin color and racial identity.  In other words, get to know the person and look past the color of his or her skin. 
Click here to read more about Archibald Motley and to view works from this exhibition.

Be sure to check back later in the week for more on my belated birthday celebration with my favorite NYC girl.  We had a blast celebrating our birthdays!  
I promise, it was NOT all culture and art!













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19 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see more from your trip!! So fun that you ladies were able to get away!! It always makes me smile that they bring greenery into the city! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Thanks girlie! It went by too fast! More to come :)
      Is your New Orleans visit tied in with the game this weekend?
      xoxo, Traci
      www.waltzmetoheaven.com

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  2. What fabulous, look like y'all had a great time.

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  3. Beautiful photos! This looks like so much fun!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. Thank you! We had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by!
      xoxo

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  4. Those are some gorgeous photos and a great view.

    Alicia | Between the Pearls

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    1. Thank you! The view was amazing! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Wow that space is gorgeous! And their outdoor area has amazing views! I'd never leave! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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    1. I know! It is a beautiful museum with great views of the city. xoxo

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  6. You are so cute! These photos are gorgeous -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Awww, thanks girlie! We had so much fun. xoxo

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  7. The Whitney museum is one of my favorite places, and not just because it's my name. It's so pretty. Glad you had a great time with your bff!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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    1. Ha! Funny. It is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by :)
      xoxo

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  8. What a fun thing... I need to meet a girlfriend for a weekend trip!
    Wonderful photos!
    Carolyn
    Perspective

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    1. I definitely recommend it. Thank you for stopping by WMTH!
      Traci

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  9. This looks like so much fun! How cool are those overgrown train tracks? NYC always has the best finds!

    Please feel free to join me on my linkup today talking about style and travel! This post is perfect!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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    1. Fun! I wish I had seen this earlier. Crazy day! Thanks for stopping by and i'll be sure to check out your blog and linkups!
      Traci

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    2. Thanks so much for joining the linkup!

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