Tuesday, July 28

the new york botanical garden

I haven't done a post like this in quite a while. As I mentioned yesterday, I love visiting to the New York Botanical Garden. It's one of those things I look forward to each year. While I've been in the past for the orchid and rose shows, I have never seen an art exhibit there as well. They currently have the Frida Kahlo exhibit going on. A garden is set up to replicate the one at her home, complete with a work desk and lots of color. The sheer number of Mexican plants they brought in is impressive, and I'm always in awe of anyone who can keep a plant alive. I have failed at keeping both english ivy and spider plants. That shouldn't be possible. 

I enjoyed the garden area. It was a bit crowded with lines forming to snap certain pictures and read descriptive posters, but I'm used to that part, that's almost always how it goes. The art exhibit was another story. It was very crowded and overshadowed by a security guard announcing the viewing protocol every thirty seconds. People were pushing each other, shouting, and constantly setting off the protective sensors. It felt more like being at the center of rampant mob than it did an art exhibit. The pieces themselves were interesting, nice to see one of her self portraits in person. I always find it fascinating to see paintings that are so familiar, famous in person. If you are interested in going I would recommend either visiting very early in the day or on a weekday. 

8 comments :

  1. It's sad when people really ruin exhibits because they don't know the right ways to actually view things - same thing happened when we went to go see the installation at the museum of modern art for something had from our state house - the line was like an hour long and then people crowded you to get to the piece in the glass - not worth it LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Wow what a gorgeous exhibit! So annoying about the art exhibit though. People are so inconsiderate and frustrating sometimes. I agree, its amazing to see some of those paintings in person for sure!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. gorgeous photos! I've never been, I'll have to visit next time I'm in the city!

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  4. So much about this is great.

    First, Frida. Yes please. I planned our engagement party around being able to dress like her for a night.

    And second, botanical gardens are not only spectacular for the plants but also for the building itself. I love the beautiful and ornate architecture. It makes me think of the 20's, which may be incorrect, but nonetheless that's what it is. One of my places to visit here in SF is the Conservatory of Flowers. This was also the first venue we checked out for the wedding and the only reason it didn't make the cut was because our guest list is way too big.

    Anyways, happy Tuesday!

    xx Katie
    lovely letters

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  5. Sounds like an interesting exhibit but I agree re the crowds...it takes away from the enjoyment when you're pushed and shoved (much like the subway). Beautiful images and just to make you feel better, I kill plants too (I've been told I over water them).

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  6. Oh my gosh, gorgeous captures. I miss taking photos. Such beauty!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. the garden looks so beautiful! Love these photos! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  8. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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