Art Is Long, Life Is Short, Lunch Is Important

I took this picture a couple days ago. You might wonder what these people are doing:


They were at an exhibit by the artist James Turrell. I’d read about him and written about him, so I figured I should go to the exhibit. It was at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the one that looks like this:

The part of the museum that looks like a funnel is open from the floor to the ceiling. The people on the floor were looking up at this large work by Mr. Turrell:

Installation Views: James Turrell

Unfortunately, due to a combination of ignorance, impatience and bad timing, when we looked up at the ceiling, the view wasn’t that impressive and we didn’t hang around long enough to see if it got any better (which it did, since it was designed to go through a series of changes).

There were some other works by the artist on display, but the best one had a long line of people waiting to see it. The wait was said to be one hour, so we moved on. 

As someone once said, ars longa, vita brevis.

Lunch, on the other hand, was excellent.

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