Having spent most of August on vacation, it was clear that we would be staying home for the long Labor Day weekend, and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to walk along the Hoboken waterfront, do some cooking (6lbs of pulled pork, anyone?!), and generally relax at home. We also wanted to get into Manhattan for something a little more cultural, as it’s been ages since we did anything like that, so a walk down the High Line to the new Whitney museum was planned.
Every so often I am reminded just how lucky we are to be living where we do, and last Saturday was one of these occasions. The Jeff Koons retrospective currently on show at the Whitney Museum has received a mixed reception from the critics, but given that it is taking place a mere half-mile from our front door there was no excuse for missing it, and we strolled along to join the admissions queue after breakfast.
Our latest cultural excursion took us just a few blocks away from our apartment, as we finally made time to visit the Whitney Museum (instead of just walking past and saying we really ought to go in). One of the most striking things about the exterior is the asymmetric design of the windows, and from inside some of the views were just as interesting as the works of art on display.