March, 2008

New York Trip

Brian Atkinson and I took several photography, as well as a couple of graphic design and illustration students to New York City last week. It was my first time to NYC and I had a blast. Hopefully Susan can come with me the next time we go out. We visited several museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the New York Public Library, and several photography galleries (although I wish we would have had more time for gallery visits). We also visited a photography studio and Brian took some students to Design studios.

Some highlights of the trip for me include the vastness of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (I had no idea), the two exhibitions at the New York Public Library we stumbled upon (Baldus – a favorite photographer of mine & an exhibit of Cliche Verres – you may have to be a photo history geek to appreciate it, but it was great), and the Post-Civil War photographs by Alexander Gardner in the MOMA.

Anyway, it was great. I had some great pastrami sandwiches, some good NY Pizza, and way too much cheesecake. Here are some random photographs from the trip.


Central Park

Some of the Students with Brian and his Wife Marie

Some of us at Grand Central Station

Pastrami Sandwich and Half-Dill Pickles at Katz’s Deli

Katz’s Deli

Ground Zero

The Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry

Rockefeller Center

Chrysler Building

Bryant Park at Night

Vincent van Gough at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lee Friedlander Show at The Met

Monet at MOMA

Chuck Close and Andy Warhol at The Met

Cliche Verre Exhibit at the New York Public Library

Flying over the Utah/Colorado Border

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