2016 NYC Trip Photos #18: 20th Century Art Faire


My wife and I split up at the Guggenheim and walked the galleries at our own respective paces. Among the works we each photographed, one of the very few to end up in both our photo sets was Kandinsky’s “Black Lines”.

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover: we gave you an inside look at Manhattan’s Guggenheim Museum, renowned repository of assorted arts by myriad masters, with a focus on the early Modernists. That entry was the first in a long, long time to elicit a reader response on the ol’ MCC Request Line. Juliette Kings, a fellow WordPress blogger over at Vampire Maman writes:

Wonderful. More please.

Short, sweet, and entirely possible. Consider it done! Presented here are twelve of the many paintings we saw on our whirlwind tour of the Guggenheim’s geometrically dazzling facility. The Guggenheim’s complete collection is also viewable online via their official site, their official app for interactive use while you’re there in person, or through the numerous art aficionados who’ve shared these famous works on Pinterest and elsewhere. Enjoy!


Severini, “Red Cross Train Passing a Village”.


Mondrian, “Composition 8”.


Mondrian, “Summer, Dune in Zeeland”.


Cezanne, “Bibémus”.


Seurat, “Peasant with Hoe”.


Degas, “Dancers in Green and Yellow”.


Gauginn, “Haere Mai”.


Manet, “Before the Mirror”.


Toulouse-Lautrec, “In the Salon”.

Camille Pissarro!

Camille Pissarro, “The Hermitage at Pontoise”


Renoir, “Woman with Parrot”.

If circumstances permit, I highly recommend going to the Guggenheim in person someday and seeing more than just what we’ve captured here. Admission is free on Saturdays from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. and they should have food carts outside, including halal and gelato. The north end of Central Park is right across the street, and Museum Mile continues in either direction if you really want to make a party out of it.

To be continued!

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