Thursday, January 22, 2015


I don't pretend to understand everything about modern and contemporary art. Some of it I get through classes I took in college and books I've read in my free time in addition to my own intuition. Some of it still leaves me a bit baffled. And then there's the ever present question that my husband and countless others ask: "If I can do it, then why is it art?".  I can see the validity in that argument too. It is amazing that a piece that many people might easily confuse with something their child posted on the refrigerator door could sell for upwards of 100 million dollars, but perhaps that is just the Philistine in me talking.

Going to museums is meditative for me. It started in college when my best friend and I would visit the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena as a study break during finals. During my brief stint living in NYC for two years, I could see just about any museum for free thanks to being a graduate student, which was also a nice diversion from my studies. Today, now that I am working, a visit to the museum has become even more of a respite and escape from the hectic pace of the work week.

Below you will see some of the pieces from the MOCA, including a few shots of Andy Warhol's "Shadows", that I contemplated on my most recent visit. I think regardless of if you love, hate, or feel indifferent about art, especially contemporary art, being at a museum opens up a dialogue and that in and of itself is a worthy thing.

If you would like to see more pics of a previous visit to the MOCA, check out my post: Fancy Pants at the Museum


  1. I went to MoMA a few weeks ago and I didn't really understand any of it. But it was still very inspiring and interesting!
    Great post!

    1. The MOMA is another great museum, and I recall reading your lovely post about your most recent visit there. I agree that regardless of one's knowledge of art, museums can be very inspiring places to visit!

  2. This art is beautiful, very inspiring and creative. I love your dress too, very pretty and colourful

    1. Thank you! I always find the art at the MOCA to be creative, inspiring or at least thought provoking. Thanks for stopping by!


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