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Whitney Museum: Manhattan, NY

This could be a contemporary art work don't you think? It could also be a new fangled eye test. Nope. Just the restrooms sign in the basement of the museum. When I was there, a mother of two young children who insisted on being in separate stalls, managed to remain even tempered as she encouraged each one to be patient as they each clammered for her attention. Their business was accomplished without any diasters. I was amazed.

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Middlesex Clinic: Essex, CT

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Could be a new Damien Hirst art work if this was taken at a museum or gallery, but it is just a wall of extra supplies at the clinic.Notice the progression of the purple gloves from tightly packed to partially out to spilling forth. I promise I did not stage this.

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New Britain Museum: New Britain, CT

This is one of my favorite small museums. I know nothing about the city or really why this gem is located there next to a glorious Frederick Law Olmstead park. I have seen many well curated shows here and enjoyed selections from their own collection. The shop has a small but interesting inventory and the cafe is yummy. Who can resist smiling while walking through a glass passage lined with a Mundy Hepburn gaseous glass installation. I am delighted that they have purchased an encaustic by my good friend Judy Cotton which is installed next to a Muybridge series of horse photos- the artist who partially inspired her series of dogs titled "The Fates"?

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Brooklyn Museum: New York

Is it because we came to see the Keith Haring show that I felt this sign could have been designed by him? Probably. Well worth a trip to this borough to visit this museum. The exhibitions are always interesting as is the shop and there is a young and casual feel to the entire experience.

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Lyman Allyn Museum: New London

I love this old fashioned restroom with its white tiles and wooden stall doors. And I have never had to wait to use one.

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MoMA: Manhattan

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Modern art, modern handle. See the Cynde Sherman retrospective. Admire the work and be glad you don't live in her head.

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Guggenheim Museum: Manhattan

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I like the individual restroom pods that are scattered around this museum. Lots of information on where to go if the one you are at is occupied. Saw the John Chamberlain:Choices and came away much more impressed by this artist than I had been previously. The sculptures work beautifully in the space. Worth a trip uptown.

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The Smithsonian: Washington, DC

Okay.  Where do you think people have been taking this chair that they have to put a tag on it?  After all, this is a museum.  Maybe it is a sign meant for employees who are setting up for lectures or looking for a place to sit while on duty?

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Whitney Museum: New York

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Have no idea what I thought was interesting about this sign. My brain must have been addled by all the mind boggling art I saw at the Bienniel... not.  There are always interesting works in this show and there are always ones that miss the mark.  That's the point of the show.  This is a better than many year.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Boston, MA

WOW. Kind of surprising to find this is the ladies' room at the Gardner Museum. Fitting for the new wing designed by Renzo Piano which is an exciting and dynamic addition to the original museum.  And the redesigned courtyard garden.  That's the biggest WOW of all.

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