This episode is dedicated to beauty in this world. Even though I am usually a cynical people hater, COVID has forced me to become more social, but virtually with weekly online games and catch up with friends. To my exploration of the Guggenheim in NYC.
I remember my visit to the NYC Met but never to this fascinating museum…art should be shared with the masses in a cool space!!
This Virtual Visit discussed food culture and how food is used as a storyteller. I also was introduced and re-introduced to the works of African American Artists Charles Ethan Porter
Who was reviewed in the NY times in 2008
and whose work is part of the permanent collection at the Guggenheim and Met
And Kara Walker 2014 work Subtlety
made out of tons of sugar which commissioned and then destroyed with the renovation of the entire of the Domino Refinery in Brooklyn.
Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Guggenheim, and although I initially did not remember reading this article, I remember the feeling of being haunted when I saw the sugar sculpture today.
This virtual tour also allowed me to look for other museums like the African American Museum, the DuSable in Chicago.
and other opportunities to explore black and brown peoples returning to the land and contributing to the food culture like Soul Fire Farms and using Kune Kune Heritage Pigs for meat!
You never know where your curiosity will take you. Try to discover the beauty and you may just find yourself…happy.
TNfro, The Unpoet
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