Recently, I visited the Guggenheim Museum in New York City to see the Vasily Kandinsky exhibition. It's on 5th Avenue in the 80's on Museum Row where there are other museums and galleries. The Guggenheim is a cool place to visit in itself and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Outside and inside, the walls of the building twist around and around, floor to floor, as you view the paintings. It's visually stunning. From the inside lobby you can see the ceiling and each floor circumscribes the space going all the way up. People can be seen moving around and up as they step back to view the art, some lean on the wall or hang over. Cool, weird and scary all at once.
With the $18 price of admission, I had the opportunity to use the headset with taped information on Kandinsky's life and each painting in the show. The massive exhibit was very extensive with work from Kandinsky's early years to his very last painting.
The symbolism he used told the story of life in Russia and other places he lived, his spirituality and connection of color to classical music. Very intense, bright color ruled most of his work in which he liked to abstract forms.
As he progressed in life his work became slightly more minimal, but color, form and symbolism reigned none-the-less. It was all so interesting I took notes, and I'm out of school a long time. Overall, this was a great Artist's Date. I can't wait for the next museum trip!