So in true Sunday Shay fashion… I got the memo to what the cool kids are doing pretty late. The New Museum (235 Bowery) has had the Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest exhibit on display since October 2016. The last day for it was January 15, 2017. So naturally, guess when yours truly finally got around to seeing it? Yep. This past Sunday — the very last day. I wish I could say that this is the only time this has happened to me. Unfortunately, it’s not the first cool exhibit I’ve missed because of my penchant for winging it.
But that’s okay… because Sundays are for cool museum exhibits.
Here are my thoughts.
Advanced tickets were sold out. So, the line was ridiculously long and wrapped around two corners (roughly an hour and forty five minute wait). It went by pretty fast –although, granted I was not alone. The best part of the day was probably the shenanigans that went down during the wait. Good friends will pretty much make anything worth while. The time on line melted away into jokes and good laughs. We got kind of silly with the camera and before we knew it, we were next at the door.
The entrance was $18 – what you would pay to see a movie these days.
The lobby was understandably busy. The downside of going on such a busy day is the crowd. It’s hard to really get a good experience of everything they have to offer when you have to zig zag around people also trying to get 100% of the experience.
The Pixel Forest was exactly what I’ve seen all over social media. Pretty lights twinkle all around like little fairies in a forest of trees made of color and light. I can see how easy it would be to get lost in the splendor of it all (if there had been less people). All in all, it was very pretty and I’m glad I didn’t miss it. But I would have liked to have gone on a day when it was less crowded.
The exhibits were a little bit trippy and very original. I can see why some people were not impressed, while others were blown away. It certainly was not for everyone. But keeping an open mind when visiting any museum is key.
Another great part of The New Museum is their sky room. I got very lucky. For a Sunday in January it was absolutely beautiful out. In the sun it was even kind of warm. We were able to enjoy the NYC views and get some cool pictures.
At the end of the day I’m glad I was able to go and make a day of this. I don’t know much about art and I’m not exactly up to date on new artists and exhibits; but I would really like to be. In the future I hope to make it out to exhibits earlier than the last day so that I can get the full experience the artist intended.
In the meantime, if anyone knows of anything in the tristate area I should make a point of visiting please let me know! I would like to be more adventurous and worldly than the uncultured swine netflix aficionado I’ve become.
Take a risk: white large patterned fishnets. No regrets. I thought they made the outfit more interesting than just a sweater and denim skirt.
The new/old: grey over the knee boots. Yes, over the knee or thigh high is trending, but this style has come and gone so many time over the years. I pulled these out of my closet from maybe five-ish years ago
on the next episode of hoarders. I will probably retire them after this season, but they are so comfortable that I couldn’t resist these wedges. I knew the line would be long and I would be standing for a while. These were perfect.
On Repeat: this cream colored pompom hat. Cozy. Warm. Love.