My favorite thing to do when we travel is visit art museums. I hadn't heard of the MAD Museum in New York. but I'm pretty sure I've walked past it a few times. It's a super cute, multi-level but small museum on the corner of Central Park.
They the most colorful exhibit had an exhibit called Vera Paints a Scarf - showcasing the beautiful textile work of Vera Neumann. It came up on my Instagram one day when I was looking at illustrations and I had been wanting to go for months. Lucky for us, we had an engagement party for our friends in NY the very last weekend of the exhibit. I peeled off from Trip while he got some work done and am so glad that I did. It was such a fun space - bright and roomy. There was a small crowd that offered zero distractions.
I own a Vera scarf but had no idea about her back story. I loved seeing her abstract interpretation of every day things. I learned that after the end of WW2 there was a shortage of fabric in the US so she repurposed paratrooper chutes for her textiles.
As I finished up the exhibit and walked down to the gallery store (the best shops, I swear), I noticed that there was an Anna Sui exhibit upstairs. I had a little more time to kill so I popped up to see it. Total girl crush! I love her clothing so much. She kills it with pattern and texture combos. Anna Sui has the incredible ability to layer so many different styles together to create a look. My favorite was this one:
There are so many museums in New York - my goal is to visit a new one each time we're in the city. Next up: Guggenheim!