Kerry James Marshall show at Met Breuer//costume institute at the Met


marshallpix1What better thing to do on a rainy day in NYC than visit old friends and roam around a museum. On the museum front, I went to the old Whitney, now the Met Breuer, to see the fascinating Kerry James Marshall show – and joined an hour-long docent-led tour where I learned things (that I never would have otherwise gleaned) about the powerful giant canvasses portraying contemporary black life and issues.

marshallpix2My one regret is that I didn’t spend more time at the exhibit – the tour covered only a fraction of the two floors of artwork at the retrospective. If you haven’t been, I strongly recommended.

costumepixI also wandered over to the main Met to see the costumes, which I’ve never been to and also enjoyed. The cafe in the basement has a limited menu but the prosciutto cotto sandwich that my pal Merida and I each had did the trick!

Yes, the dress is made with cloth butterflies. Versace I believe.

Yes, the dress is made with cloth butterflies. Versace I believe.

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