I have a crush on a man. His name is Richard Serra. And he makes my heart literally skip a beat. Richard Serra installation pieces are some of my favorites and I love walking through, in, and around them.
Last Saturday when I was in New York, I convinced Amanda to go up to Dia:Beacon with me. There are many museums in the city, but it's always nice to get away for a bit and visit somewhere new. Dia:Beacon is about one hour north of NYC and easy to get to via the metro north train. The day I chose to go was freezing cold and we had to trek through the snow, but it was worth it. This was my first time to Dia:Beacon and I loved it. The museum mostly has installation pieces and incredible natural light. There were only a few people there, so we basically had the space all to ourselves.
I'd first see a Serra exhibit years ago at LACMA and then last summer at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain (blogged here) but I never, ever get tired of them. I am amazed at how huge they are and when you walk inside how the bottom walls get wider as the top gets skinner and vice versa.
I've heard that Dia:Beacon is at its best in the fall, so I will definitely have to plan a trip back. See you again soon, Mr. Serra.