I went to MoMA last night and partied with Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Willem de Kooning. I hung out with Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, and Jasper Johns. And I sipped Chardonnay with Jackson Pollack, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.
The occasion was MoMA’s Junior Associates event. The museum kept all of its galleries open until 10 o’clock, hired a DJ to spin music, and organized an open bar and passed nibbles for everyone. The best part about it all? Leaving work and spending three blissful hours exploring the museum with a group of strangers who wanted to spend their evening exploring the museum too.
As an art history major, I have spent countless hours at museums, galleries, art fairs, and artists studios. I love being around art and getting excited by it. But now that I’m a busy worker bee, I’m lucky if I can get to a museum or gallery once a month–or even once every few months! Last night was a major treat for me. It reminded me to prioritize doing things that make me happy, and now I hope it will remind you too.