Manhattan’s MoMA, Welcoming Once Again, Seven Days a Week

Installation view of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (Gallery 515), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. (© 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Kurt Heumiller)
Its spacious galleries and renovated courtyard have plenty of room for cautious museumgoers.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I visited the Museum of Modern Art on September 9. It was my first stay in the city since March 15. It was already eerie. September 11 was unthinkable and happened fast. The COVID catastrophe keeps unfolding, an oozing amalgam of death, bravery, and science fiction.

I don’t doubt New York’s resilience. We need it back in all its gaudy splendor, though. Seeing the first floor of the Empire State Building empty was a shock. Times Square — on a matinee day, at that — was empty. Rockefeller Plaza was empty. Countless small storefronts are boarded up. The sidewalk restaurants are

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