It's Thursday already and I have to decide how little to bring with me. How many electronic gadgets, plugs, cords and cables do I need to capture the sights and sounds of cultural institutions on the East Coast. Will I have enough books to read and things to do? Can I live without a car for so many months? Oh yes! I cannot believe that I'll be in a new city on Sunday ready to start an adventure that has no structure, guidelines, or goals. I'm nervous and excited to leave, yet I'll miss my crazy routine. Teaching will keep me anchored and remind me that I'm searching for what the future brings.
What's on my to-do list? First the Met, that's the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is exhibiting Albrecht Dürer http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/durer-and-beyond Here's the entry from the Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/durr/hd_durr.htm to read more about the artist.
Of course, I'll have to find my local branch of the New York Public Library http://www.nypl.org for books and DVDs. It's been many years since I've explored their collections and historic buildings. Each branch serves its own neighborhood and has unusual collections. The Research Libraries have an exhibit of Automats and Lunch counters. http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/lunch-hour-nyc-0 What an interesting idea.