Fashion Over Reason: An Evening at the MoMA

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

An Evening at the MoMA

Fashion Over Reason at the MOMA, Henri Matisse the cutouts

It's a known fact that art and fashion are two mediums that often meet. They're almost like bffs: they're both ultra creative fields, are all about aesthetics, glorify insanely crazy personalities and harbor lots of geniuses. I'm a big fan of art, but to a certain extent. I'm an appreciator, but I often feel like sometimes it can go come across as pretentious and annoying. But I love beautiful things and I certainly have a great deal of admiration for the individuals who shaped movements by being the voices of generations past.

My favorite museum in all of NYC is the MoMA. I've been countless times (seriously, I've lost count) and my wonder never ceases. It houses a lot of the type of art that I enjoy, like the impressionism, abstract expressionism, surrealism and pop art. Their permanent collection, which houses a few works from some of my favorite artists like Van Gogh, Dali, Pollock, Warhol and Monet... But they also have pieces from a bunch of other artists that are current, relevant, and incredibly captivating.

But the kicker is that they always have amazing temporary exhibitions. The kind that make you glad you live in New York to be able to take it in while they're there. The most recent one, which is still going on right now, is on Henri Matisse's cut-outs exhibit, which the hubs and I took in a couple of weeks ago. I always knew Matisse as a painter and never knew that cut-out art was a huge part of his career and actually became his primary medium in his later years. Incredibly inspiring, and somewhat puzzling. You should go see it.

While we were there, we took the opportunity to scour our favorite floors of the museum and made a super fun date night out of it. Oh, and did I mention that Friday night admission is free from 4 to 8PM?

Fashion Over Reason at the MOMA, Henri Matisse, Ralph Lauren blazer, Frame denim, Vans sneakers, white fur coatHaving fun at the MOMAPerfect Door/Perfect Odor/Perfect Rodo by Bruce Nauman at the MOMA, NYCTitled (Art as Idea as Idea) The Word "definition" 1966 by Joseph Kosuth at the MOMA, NYCVincent Van Gogh portrait of a postman, Joseph RoulinCampbell Soup cans by Andy Warhol at the MOMA, NYC
Blazer - Ralph Lauren
Sweatshirt - Suburban Riot
Jeans - Frame
Shoes - Vans
Fur - Vintage
Nag - Bottega Veneta

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Samantha Mariko said...

you always go to the coolest art exhibits! love that fur :)

Samantha Mariko said...

you always go to the coolest art exhibits! love that fur :)

deltreylicious said...

Très joli look !

Mikka said...

Great look lovely, love your fur coat. xo