Saturday, March 26, 2011
Currently, there are some notable exhibits that may be of interest. The "Abstract Expressionist New York" is on view through April 25, 2011; "Counter Space," an exhibit about modern kitchen design is up through May 2, 2011 (see right); and "Picasso Guitars 1912-1914" (see left) is available through June 6, 2011.
Other "gifts" of the MoMA are the educational events that they host. There are often kid-friendly films (free), brown bag lunches on various artistic topics ($5), and even lecture and studio courses (a couple hundred dollars for a series). Check out the variety of learning opportunities at http://www.moma.org/learn/index.
Finally, I feel the need to discuss the MoMA bookstore and gift shop. This is not your ordinary shopping experience. The items for sale fit the MoMA ideals of good design and are well curated. It is not to say that all of these items are unique to the MoMA Store, but rather, that they have gathered fabulous inventory for sale. I have successfully purchased gifts for the most difficult to please here. Items are novel, interesting, and reasonably priced. They range from books, housewares, clothing, furniture, toys, jewelry, and, of course, the requisite post cards, posters, and t-shirts. This is a great resource for gift giving.