BY TARA BURKE
One of the things I love about living in cities is that museums and cultural events are right outside your doorstep. A few weeks ago we made our way to the Museum of Art and Design in Columbus Circle. One of their current exhibitions is called “NYC Makers” and features all sorts of creators that are based in NYC. We made it just in time to go on a guided tour and we were really glad we joined the group, since there were a lot of pieces that we might have overlooked. One section of the museum displayed Trompe l’oeil art which is often a realistic representation of an object, like wood for example, that is actually made out of clay. Trompe l’oeil means to “deceive the eye” in French and we may have just left the museum completely fooled without our guide. We’ll see if you can decipher which pieces below are the Trompe l’oeil art!
Overall, we really enjoyed the exhibition and would recommend it to anyone seeking to go to a museum that features works of varying medias and styles. Try to go when there is a scheduled tour so you can learn extra details on the artists and works, as well as appreciate the pieces more! To find out additional info on the MAD Museum’s current exhibitions check out their website: http://www.madmuseum.org !