Gratitude, MoMA, and Soup

(Note: this post was updated )

Today’s Gratitude Burst that was sent out was from Andy Warhol. I remember the first time I saw his work. My Mom took my sister and my brother and I to the Museum of Modern Art on West 53rd Street in New York City where I grew up. One of the first pieces I saw of his (or at least that I remembered when I was about 5 years old) was Warhol’s painting of the Cambell’s Soup Can.

I remember seeing and wondering how in the world this could be art! Of course, I also thought that I could give Jackson Pollack a run for his money as well. Actually, I was more of an artist like Pollack than Warhol!  I had a lot to learn about art at that point!

I also remember trips to the Guggenheim Museum on 5th Avenue (across from the Central Park), as well as trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, just about 6 blocks away from where we lived. My favorite museum of all time, however, is the Museum of Natural History on Central Park West. We lived about blocks (2 LONG blocks) from the Museum of Natural History and went there frequently. I remember going there on School Trips as well (P.S. 87 was only a block away!).

What childhood memory do you have that makes you smile? As soon as I think of the Museum of Natural History, I just smile 🙂 Leave a comment and share!


  1. Molly on September 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Have you been to the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh? It’s a must stop for a fan.

  2. Alicia Beth Lane on September 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Warhol art and quotes are as relevant today as they ever were. I think they are quite therapeutic. Thank you

  3. Paul on September 19, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for the suggestions! I was in Pittsburgh once a few years ago. Maybe it is time for a road trip!

    Thanks, Alicia, for reminding me of the relevancy as well as the therapeutic aspects. I never thought of it that way… I think I will share some calming art work in the future! Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

  4. Michele on December 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    One of the most interesting things about Andy Warhol was that he saw tremendous beauty in the everyday things like soup cans and dollar bills. He did a wonderful job bringing attention to them for all of us to appreciate.

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