art | maira kalman

Jewish Museum
Gouache

we've been on an museum kick lately and visited the jewish museum saturday to see the maira kalman exhibit where we encountered a couple of surprises. first, it was the sabbath so the museum was free - great. then, while reading this sign next to a spot where a broom should have been -

when the broom is not on the wall
the artist is sweeping
across the street on fifth avenue

she walked right up and hung the broom back in its place! so cool. she was really nice and scott says i did a macaulay culkin from home alone, which is kind of sad on my part. unfortunately, photos are not allowed in the museum and too bad because her special vignettes are wonderful. maira uses gouache for her paintings, so i took some out when i got home and proceeded to wreck this journal in a new way.

xo, cindy

10 comments:

Jamie said...

What a great angle for that first photo. The museum sounds amazing.

painted fish studio said...

i just love your post today! it's so fun and bright and happy!

L'Atelier said...

so so so cool! i wish i could have been with you!
i agree with jen, fun, bright and happy
xo

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow, her work is fabulous and energetic! And I SO love looking at architectural detail. Gorgeous.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Admire her for the longest time, cindy! I highly recommend her book as well~

xo*

suzanne cabrera said...

Sooooo jealous Cindy!!!!! What a super-cool person to meet!!!

Joyce said...

The building is beautiful! Pretty neat to met the artist as she was hanging up her broom. A beautiful day for you my friend. xo

blue moss said...

so so fun....
and bright and happy
:)
michelle

Line said...

you really are into Art these days...life is better with beauty, dear Cindy!

Megan Coyle said...

what lovely images - and such beautiful architecture!! :)

it sounds like you had a wonderful museum visit