There is a wonderful museum in Columbus Circle called The Museum of Arts and Design. I have been meaning to go into it since, well, four years. Yesterday I finally made it; thanks to my friend Arthur Brooks who suggested we have lunch at the restaurant Robert , which has a spectacular view from the seventh floor of the museum.
If Arthur hadn’t said let’s go, I’m sure I would have been at Pain Quotidian eating my usual quinoa salad.
So we had a terrific lunch and then on the way down I saw they had an exhibit of necklaces from their own collection called Hanging Around. Well, I was so there. Actually I was so tossed out and told I had to go down and buy a ticket. Arthur waited for me in the gift shop as I don’t think he wanted me to spend twelve dollars on him to look at a bunch of necklaces. He’s a very good sport, he didn’t even have to wait for me.
It’s a wonderful museum.They also have a show up now of glass sculptures from The Venice Biennale. So if you are coming to NYC or live here I suggest stopping by and if you have time, have a meal or drink at Robert. BTW, Robert is not the chef, it’s named after the uber event planner the late Robert Isabell.
I found out after I wrote this whole thing that all the designers are listed along with the names and dates of each piece. I’m too lazy to redo it. So if you are interested click on the Hanging Around link to see what is what by whom.