OK, a few more photos from the Brooklyn Museum…this is a jackal from Egypt, and i took it because it reminded me of amy and jim’s dogs.

i found this info about it very interesting.

i liked the description of this modern painting more than the work itself, because it “depicts a rock of a type revered in Daoist philosophy as symbolic of utopian paradises where immortals gathered,” plus all the other stuff written below.

I just thought these two things were beautiful.

Ok, now here are the most important things – i have both of these sitting up in my upstairs hall! dad got them somewhere and there’s a little note about one of them tucked into it. will i ever research them and try to sell them?

doubtful. but a great idea…maybe they’re worth a bundle.

As we were on our way out of the museum we stopped to look at a huge photoexhibit. i don’t know why i didn’t take any pictures; maybe because the main piece was a giant mural that i couldn’t capture. We could sit and look at little computer screens that had every single person in the giant NYC mural. Each listing had a description plus a video. Pretty cool.

here’s info on the artist.

Over the past two decades, JR has expanded the meaning of public art through his ambitious projects that give visibility and agency to a broad spectrum of people around the world. Showcasing murals, photographs, videos, films, dioramas, and archival materials, JR: Chronicles is the first major exhibition in North America of works by the French-born artist. Working at the intersections of photography, social engagement, and street art, JR collaborates with communities by taking individual portraits, reproducing them at a monumental scale, and wheat pasting them—sometimes illegally—in nearby public spaces.

This soaring multimedia installation traces JR’s career from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide to his more recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse publics. The centerpiece of the exhibition is The Chronicles of New York City, a new epic mural of more than one thousand New Yorkers that is accompanied by audio recordings of each person’s story. All of the projects on view honor the voices of everyday people and demonstrate JR’s ongoing commitment to community, collaboration, and civic discourse.

Whew, we finally got out of there and headed for the subway conveniently located right across the street. We stopped at the South Street TKTS office and picked up to tickets to “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.” More on that later!

ok then,

mrs. trying to finish posting everything from only our 2nd day in NYC hughes.