Museum of the Moving Image Visit

Happy Monday!

This past week I made the trek out to Astoria to visit the Museum of the Moving Image. I got so caught up in the amazing Yelp reviews, I forgot that I’m not really too much of a movie buff [read: I don’t know the difference between Clint Eastwood and Sean Connery]. Thankfully, I was accompanied by the textbook definition of a media connoisseur, so luckily he was able to break down for me everything from details of film projector extinction to why I need to add Being John Malkovich to my ever-growing “Stuff I need to watch” list.

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Some of my favorite parts of the museum were seeing some of the costumes used in movies/television (pictured above is an actual Cosby sweater), this really sick thing called a strobeatrope which I can’t even accurately explain, and the text message translating game by the museum’s entry. Overall, the museum was a pretty good experience, and on Fridays after 4pm it’s donation-based (i.e. free, unless you get the mean man working the desk who basically threatens to melon-ball out your eyeballs if you don’t donate). I would especially recommend it for normal people who have an average or beyond knowledge of movies/the film industry, unlike myself. I guess I just spend my spare time surfing Buzzfeed and watching reruns of The O.C.? My poor underdeveloped brain cells.

Verizon = Satan & Whitney Visit

Let me start by stating the obvious: I hate Verizon Wireless. Having no internet access from 48 hours + is QUITE INCONVENIENT for people who enjoy using/need to use the internet on the weekends. I DIGRESS…

In the theme of my Museum Monday series (which I apparently now notoriously post on Tuesdays) (Verizon, you’re the WORST!), I visited the Whitney Museum last week. The Whitney’s collection focuses on American Art in the twentieth century. It’s current exhibits feature a number of well-known artists (Pictured below are Charles Burchfield, John Marin, Georgia O’Keefe and Joseph Stella), and a few featured exhibitions, one of which is Robert Indiana: an Andy Warhol-esque “pop art” display that’s centralized on progressive movements in American culture. The LOVE sign featured below represents his exhibit: my favorite in the museum.Whitney Collage1

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The Whitney Museum is open from Wednesday through Sunday, offers student discounts and is “pay what you will” from 6pm to 9pm on Fridays. Next time you’re on the Upper East Side, it’s definitely worth an hour or two of your time.