Matisse at the MoMA
Watercolour on watercolour paper
with black marker
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011One of the many things I love best when I look back on the past
decade is exhibiting in New York City. It isn't even about
the thrill of being part of one of the most vibrant art
communities in the world. It's about just being there.
New York is truly a thrill a minute. And a constant
New Yorkers like to talk, love their city, hate the traffic,
are kind, open, read and LOVE art. For an artist this is
one idea of paradise. Of course it's humbling. Aside from
all of the beyond amazing contemporary work, all of the
greats are housed in Museums like the MoMA and the Met.
Now closed because of this terrible virus.. This is hard on
the museums, the artists, and the cultural tourists who come
to New York to witness its magnificence in art, theatre, music
-- and literature.
So as we in Toronto get shut down farther and farther,
into a quiet and strange existence I drink a toast (water)
to you NYC and everyone in the city who has given me
and my dear husband so much pleasure.
Have a dreaming of wonderful experiences day.