Traditionally, in the end of May americans celebrate a Memorial Day, which is similar to the 9 of May in Russia. What to expect from this holiday? Of course, a long weekend. People are celebrating an official start of summer, going out of town, doing a barbecue and having fun!
My fun is art. So I used this weekend asan opportunity to discover new museums in the city. Being in NYC many times and living here for a while, I’ve never been at Cooper Hewitt museum. It’s a massive old-fashion building with a wooden stairways, marble floors, fireplaces and great design collection.
There are six main things to know about the museum:
First and most interesting — pen. With a ticket you get a special digital tool, which you are using to save an art objects in the museum. Afterwards, u go to the Cooper Hewitt web-site and review your own collection. It's like creating your gallery.
Second, is a current exhibition called "Beauty". It’s organized around seven themes: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental, and transformative. All objects on show are from living designers around the globe, who focus on aesthetic innovations.
One more eye-catching temporary fashion exhibition in Cooper Hewitt curated by designer Thom Browne and named "Selects". Basically, it's a silver room with an old and contemporary mirrors + Thom Brown men’s shoes. Looks very eclectic.
As cool as a museum is a shop. You need a few minutes to understand what they sell there. Very unusual items.
If you don't wanna go to discover exhibitions, just skip into the museum garden. It feels there, like you are transferred to Europe. Don’t be scared to test a vertiginous chair: your mood gonna go immediately up!!!