A movie, a book, and two exhibitions I highly recommend:
- Warhol exhibit at the Whitney. This is the one of the four I have not done yet, so I cannot speak from experience, except that it’s Warhol–so what’s not to like? I plan to take the family when everyone descends on our home for the holidays.
- If you can see Alfanso Cuaron’s movie Roma in a theater, don’t miss it. A sometimes quiet, sometimes heartbreaking rendition of his childhood growing up in Mexico City, it is visually stunning at every moment. Bring tissues.
- Hilda of Klimt: Paintings for the Future at the Guggenheim. This artist didn’t want anyone to see her work until 20 years after her death, which is too bad. What is fascinating is why she created the work displayed at this exhibition and how she envisioned it being shown–once you know (and I am not spoiling it if you haven’t been), it will make the synergy of this exhibit that much more intriguing.
- For the past few nights I have been staying up past my bedtime reading Educated by Tara Westover, I cannot put it down. To say Tara had a crazy upbringing is putting it mildly (her father’s ignorance and what seems to be mental illness drives the family apart and almost gets them all killed on multiple occasions). That she not only managed to escape, but ultimately makes it to Harvard and Cambridge (having little to almost no schooling growing up) is a testament to her inner strength. Along the way, she also became a beautiful writer.