After my visit to the MoMA, I headed off to Union Square to meet some friends. I planned to go to the Barnes and Noble bookshop there and browse for a couple of hours till they arrived. However, I realised that I had noticed an interesting sounding exhibition on W17th St and realised that I was quite nearby. So I decided that I couldn't pass up the opportunity and found the address.
It was nothing like I had expected, it was Himalayan art and a special exhibition of ideas about cosmology, Visions of the Cosmos. It was at the Rubin Museum of Art. So I took another hour and a half to look at some of the work there. I took in the exhibition I was most interested in and then worked my way around another floor of the museum but just couldn't look at any more art. I was exhausted, another hard day of being a tourist. I did manage to look through the gift shop though.
I hope I can keep up the interest when I return home and go to exhibitions and showings. There is so much to see in New York, it gets a bit overwhelming at times.
As I walking along to meet my friends I also saw a place called Beads of Paradise and couldn't resist that. But I was too tired to look properly. They had an interesting collection of beads, with quite a strong leaning towards the Indian culture, which I found co-incidental after my visit to the Rubin Museum of Art.
But I am thinking that tomorrow I will try not to go to any art exhibitions and will just browse the bookshops. Hopefully.