If you understand that reference to Hello Dolly in this post's title, we are friends for life. Just wanted to share some fun time we've had enjoying the arts this fall.
Bessy enjoying a walk and stopping to smell the flowers.
JPMC is a Corporate Sponsor for many museums in NYC and around the US, so one great Saturday night in October, Robby and I got to go to the Whitney Museum of American Art.
It felt like we had the whole place to ourselves!
They had an amazing exhibit of work by Robert Indiana. Art with the image of the word LOVE, like the light sculpture behind us, is what he most famous for.
The White Calico Flower, by Georgia O'Keeffe
The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme by Joseph Stella. He purposefully painted this to give the impression of a stained glass window in a church.
When the event was over, we walked a couple avenues over, and had dinner at Cascabel Taqueria.
Delicious, sizzling skillet of queso fresco as an appetizer!
Later that week, we attended one of the programs in the Fall for Dance Festival. For just $15, we got to see four companies perform!
We got to see the Dorrance Dance SOUNDspace Company perform a tap dance piece. We also got to see the doug elkins choreography, etc. Company perform a modern dance piece based on the Shakespeare play, Othello. It was set to a Motown soundtrack, which I thought was very creative and beautiful. The Royal Ballet performed a world premiere piece that was commissioned by the Fall for Dance Festival. There was pianist playing a grand piano and a cellist on the stage playing the music as the two dancers. It was breathtaking, one of the most beautiful ballets that I have seen. The last piece of the evening was the one I was looking forward to the most: The Rite of Spring performed by Martha Graham Dance Company. When I was in college taking Modern Dance classes, I learned so much about Martha Graham, and our class learned from her technique. It was a fantastic performance, it did not disappoint!
The New York City Center was gorgeous.
I'm really glad we were able to take advantage of some inexpensive, artistic events in the City.