Back in January, I visited MOCA for the first time to attend a panel, “Female, Fashionable, New York“, to hear perspectives of three Asian American women in the Fashion industry. This is when I found out that MOCA would have two upcoming fashion exhibitions:
After dinner one night over a year ago (sometime in January), my friend and I walked until we found ourselves in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we saw an elegantly dressed crowd exiting the museum. At the time, I had no idea anything happened afterhours at the Met (I guess I imagined something like those “Night at the museum” movies) so I said to my friend, “I want to attend a reception at the Met…!”
Lo and behold, just two days later I got invited to exactly that. Thanks to my active involvement in various non-profit organizations at the time, I was invited to attend my very first Lunar New Year reception at the Met. I even had a +1, so I invited a friend who had technically never been to the Met (only passed by it). We had been meaning to explore the museum together but never could find the time so I decided there would be no better way than to explore during what was sure to be a magical night at the Met-kill two birds with one stone, of course. It also gave me the perfect excuse to get all dressed up and fancy if only for a night.
Fast forward to the present and I have been fortunate enough to attend 5 receptions at the museum. The Met will always hold a special place in my heart because of all the wonderful memories it has given me, especially on my 5th and most recent trip…
I was invited to a Regarding Warhol, Sixty Artist Fifty Years exhibition viewing and reception to take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art November 8, 2012. However, due to Hurricane Sandy, it was postponed to a later date. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending what was probably the best party at the Met I have attended to date.
Although I no longer study Fashion Design (I am now in the business side of things) my mind is still wired to work creatively. Whether I am working on a project, on or off campus, or going about my daily life, my mind is always searching for inspiration, noticing patterns, making connections and exploring trends. Of course the most important step is documenting the findings, which I do, either in my phone’s memo pad, my journal or online via this blog.
I visited the Whitney Museum for the first time about a week ago to go see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit on display. On my way there I happened to stop by the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, which I had heard about but never been to in my 3-4 years of being in NY.
Needless to say, it was quite a sight and I highly recommend it. I myself will definitely have to go back again for a run.
The Yayoi Kusama Exhibit was peculiarly beautiful (my thoughts on that may come in a separate post) but when I left, a different artist was on my mind: John Ward Lockwood whom I discovered from the exhibit “Signs and Symbols”. When I looked into him further, I discovered and was drawn to this piece in particular.
The colors and composition captivate me. The more I looked and thought about the painting, the more I realized it reflected my mood for Fall: Organized chaos. Understated power and beauty. Dynamism with balance. It also got me excited about experimenting with interesting pairings of color just in time for Fall fashion.
I guess I’m not so rusty after all. So excited for Fall and the possibilities! (if not for the colors)
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