I talked with my 10 year old about spending the afternoon at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York but since they close on Wednesday at 5:00 pm it was not worth the trip.
They do close at 8:00 pm on Thursdays.
Many miles away from my New Jersey digs, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid goes a different route.
In July and August, their temporary exhibits remain open until 11:00pm.
One features the portraits and still lives of Avigdor Arikha, which they describe as a 're-born' artist who has died and returned to life several times (runs until September 8).
In a different style, you find Miro: Earth, a retrospective of the artist works from 1918 to his latest creations.
This second exhibit inspired a “Miró: Tierra Menu” offered by the chef in the EL MIRADOR DEL MUSEO restaurant (opened in July and August only) located on a terrace on the top floor of the museum's new wing overlooking the Paseo del Prado.
Amongst the dishes listed are Mallorcan Abstraction, Tilled Earth and Catalan Landscape.
Let me try to find out what ingredients they are made of.
So here's a place where after a day at work you can satisfy your appetite for culture and then enjoy a good meal matched by a wonderful view of the city.
Could you ask for more?
Combined ticket for the exhibitions Miró: Earth and Arikha (only valid in July and August, from 7pm to 11pm): 5 € (about $8)...Free entry for accompanied children aged under 12 (except groups)...
Good for the Consumed to Thrifty crowd.
Found out about this unique offering on Globespotters
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