MOMA – Art and Cafe

IMG00031-20090511-1120 I met my friend at the MOMA on Monday for one exhibit and lunch.  It was perfect.  We walked on to the second floor and saw the Compass in Hand Exhibit, Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation of Contemporary Art Drawings. 

IMG00032-20090511-1128 We happened to just wander in.  (Just a note that it took me forever on the MOMA website to figure out this is what I saw – the worst website ).  The exhibit is excellent.  Really well curated.  Interesting pieces.  A variety of modern artists work that don't necessarily draw but for the few times they did, the Foundation collected them.  I particularly loved some of the pieces made out of magazines into pictures.  I took a few pictures of a couple of my favorite pieces.  There is one of each of the Smiths album covers ( love the Smiths )with a one color drawing on top.  The other comes from a 9 piece set of architectural furniture drawings with funny sayings underneath.  An exhibit worth going to see.  Memorable. 

IMG00033-20090511-1158 We went for an early lunch at the Cafe.  The only museum I have ever been in with such good food and an interesting mix.  We split four things.  One was better than the next.  Roasted beets with a dollop of goat cheese, spinach custard with caramelized onions on the bottom with greens and sliced sunchokes on the top, capresi salad with oozing mozzarella and a thinly sliced calamari salad with a spicy red sauce and capers served cold.  You really can't beat it.  A mixture of delicious antipasto type dishes.  Love that. 

Nice kick off to the week.

Comments (Archived):

  1. ckodama

    Great photo, and I’ve been wanting to blog about the Smiths piece, but sadly the shot I took of the artist information came out so blurry; do you remember what it was?I’ll have to wander through your blog, I’m in NYC for a month, mostly eating and shopping, but I’ll check yours for some tips.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I don’t remember the artist but the show was absolutely fantastic.