I really dig public art. Recently I was in upstate ny and got to see some awesome art in the Empire State Plaza (basically the capital building and environs in Albany NY).
I really enjoy happening upon art when I don't expect it, and also having it be a part of the day rather than having to go to a specific museum to see it.
Here I am interacting with the art (or, umm, just standing in front of it...)
(outfit details: flowy sleeveless shirt from Old Navy years ago, tank top underneath Old Navy, ivory cardigan from Target, jean cutoffs that I cut off myself from Avenue jeans, and canvas skimmers from avenue recently).
The empire state plaza was a cool spot. It was built during the 60s and 70s during Gov. Rockefeller's time in office and most of the art was commissioned/acquired during that period. As you can see, most of it is large, colorful, kind of abstract, etc.
Here were some of the buildings in the plaza:
This part of the plaza has that "imposing dystopic future as seen in a 1970s scifi film" look to it:
(funny story - my husband's prom was held in that building)
We visited more places than just this plaza, but I really liked these pics so I wanted to make this a post of it's own! Upcoming: a sneak peek into being fat in and around Burlington, VT and NYC! (caution, there's lots of sweaty pictures involved).