Our Day at The Jewish Museum & Table de H’ote

I love my daughter. She has hit her stride. She is the interested and interesting person I hoped she would be.

After reviewing our options we headed up via the number 6 train to 86th Street and wandered slowly, arm in arm, to visit the Jewish Museum. She wanted to go to a museum and I selected it because there is a talk coming up at the 92 Street Y about the Edith Halpert exhibit and I am toying with attending. It’s at ten am, so , probably not.

It was another beautiful day in NY and after a quick tour of the Halpert exhibition we headed into the permanent collection.

Halpert was apparently quite an influential person in the art world. According to the website at the Y she was…”A pioneer in the field and the first significant female gallerist in the United States, Edith Halpert propelled American art to the forefront at a time when the European avant-garde still enthralled the world

The permanent collection was mostly as expected. Many ritual objects but also surprisingly some modern art that didn’t appear to have any Jewish theme. I found a favorite…

If you look at the original photograph here, then back up to the painting you will see the background has disappeared. I often wonder about art, what it is, what makes it… and think this says something to that thought. I am not sure what…

Then a wander down to th bookshop and a snack at Table De H’ote a charming little French place that I have passed a dozen times. We shared a delicious pasta dish before wandering the rest of the way home.

The city is starting to get ready for Halloween

and we stumbled onto a new East side Levain bakery on third ave near 85th street.

Tonight is Jules Bistro and NYTW

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