Day 3: Central Park and Whitney Museum
Our goal was the Whitney Museum of American Art, for which we had tickets. The museum wasn't actually open yet when we arrived there, so we wandered a bit down Madison Avenue looking at the fancy shops, and decided to find a place for lunch. We settled on the Viand Coffee Shop. I had a big piece of spinach pie (since I had been feeling a bit vegetable-deprived) and Gene had a salmon burger. It was tasty and filling after our walk.
We then headed back to the Whitney, and spent a leisurely couple of hours browsing the collection. The Alexander Calder exhibit was especially interesting, with 3-dimensional wire portraits, moving sculptures that anticipate his famous mobiles, and an entire circus-worth of performers. The circus characters were meant to be in motion, but the museum simply showed Calder's movie of them in operation:
More to come . . .