Postcard from NYC

Travel Magnolia has been far too busy traveling these past few months to write posts. My new year’s resolution is to create and maintain a regular schedule. Coming soon: stories on Machu Picchu, Easter Island, Andalusia and Munich! In the meantime, here are a few great exhibits currently on view in New York City where I just spend a few days.

Ai WeiWei

Ai WeiWei Gilded Cage_
Ai WeiWei Gilded Cage at Central Park

The Public Art Fund citywide installation  Good Fences Make Good Neighbors is on view  until February 11, 2018. The interactive map is a useful guide for finding the pieces large and small(er).

Ai WeiWei Arch Washington Square park
Ai WeiWei Arch at Washington Square Park

The installation is thought provoking, especially now.

Audubon Mural Project

Black-chinned Hummingbird by Ashli Sisk w 149th st
Black-chinned Hummingbird by Ashli Sisk  –  601 w. 149th Street

Take the A Train to 157th Street and spend a few hours wandering around the Washington Heights neighborhood where John James Audubon lived and worked.


Endangered Harlem by Gaia 1887 Amsterdam Ave
Endangered Harlem by Gaia – 1883-1887 Amsterdam Avenue

Under the aegis of the Audubon Society and in conjunction with Gitler &___ Gallery, over 75 artists have painted homage to Audubon and the bird species he loved, many that are now endangered.


Tricolored Heron by Iena Cruz west 163rd
Tricolored Heron by Iena Cruz – 432 West 163rd Street

Be sure to visit the Audubon Mural Project  website to learn more and see additional works; more are being added as locations and funds permit.


Audubon and Cerulean Warbler w 149th st
Tom Sanford’s John James Audubon and  Cerulean Warbler –  601 w 149th

NB: some works are below eye level and others far above. The map on the website is not completely up-to-date but they are planning to revise it. This list includes addresses.

David Hockney

Hockney iPad Paintings
These Videos Show Hockney iPad Works in Progress

A stunning exhibit of works by David Hockney spanning his sixty-plus year career is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through February 2018. From early portraits through his iconic California paintings and up to the present with iPad experiments, the retrospective pays tribute to this amazing artist.

I hope you will have the chance to see these art works in person. Stay tuned for more “postcards” in 2018 featuring new exhibits.

2 thoughts on “Postcard from NYC

  1. Travelling too much? I think that counts as one of those “good problems”! 😀 I love the idea of these little postcards from your recent trips though – the Audubon murals especially caught my eye! Hope you’re enjoying the holidays, Maggie, and I can’t wait to see where you end up in the coming year!

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