Richard Serra, wanna see more?

serra-exhibs_b-top.jpgFirst let me just say that if you HAVEN’T been to the Moma to see the current Richard Serra exhibit get in there! Serra is best known for the massively monumental sculptures of curved steel that he creates. These are not sculptures that are experienced on the level of a figural statue, these sculptures are like walking through architecture. It’s all about feeling the space, and how the sculpture is interacting with the room it is installed in. You have to experience these pieces the same way you would experience a cathedral in Italy.

All that said… If you HAVE seen the Moma exhibit and you were left wanting more, there’s an easy way to get it. MetroNorth has, as part of their “One Day Getaway” series of deals a trip to Beacon, New York where you’ll find Dia:Beacon, an unparalleled collection of modern art and sculpture. The collection includes more Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, John Chamberlain, and many many more modern artists. It’s an amazing collection of pieces and a great trip. I saw Serra there first a few months back and was deeply impacted by his work, so I knew as soon as I saw the ads go up in the subway that the Moma exhibit was going to be a must-see. If you saw the Moma exhibit and felt the same way, I’d suggest a Saturday trip on the train.

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