Friday, July 23, 2010

Public art at the empire state plaza

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:
The Egg!

that's right.

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).


Anika said...

great post! love the pics :)

Nefertiti said...

j aime bcp jolies photos ;O)

neffbot said...

Thanks Anika and Nefertiti!

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