The Met, “Play it Loud” exhibit, September 2019
With my husband, Dennis, outside The Met, September 2019
Happy National Museum Day!
I’m so lucky to live in an area, rich with museums. I live just 15 minutes away from New York City, but New Jersey also has many beautiful museums with incredible exhibits.
I loved museums since I was a kid. I think most kids growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, living in New Jersey, had a field trip to the Museum of Natural History in New York City. And many of us returned as adults.
One of my favorite exhibits ever was at NYC’s MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) that featured the work of the legendary Robert Mapplethorpe.
Other exhibit stand-outs over the years were the “Play it Loud” exhibit at NYC’s The Met, that I went to back in 2019 with my husband. It was similar to a Hard Rock Cafe exhibit, featuring dozens of guitars played by famous musicians including St. Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jimmy Page, Prince, Bo Diddley, Nancy Wilson, and Joan Jett. They also had rare video footage of Keith Richards talking about his guitar techniques.
A few years back, New Jersey’s Morris Museum had a great mechanical exhibit. The Newark Museum of Art and Montclair Art Museum are also worth a visit if you’re in New Jersey. And, the most beautiful, Lambert Castle in Paterson, New Jersey, which has a museum inside it. And while you are in the area, be sure to visit Paterson’s Great Falls! People come from all over the world to see it!
Happy National Museum Day! What is your favorite museum? Tell me in the comments section below!
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