Yesterday was a day for art...lots of art....
photography, collage, paintings, dimension...from a variety of artists...at the Johnson & Johnson headquarters Art Museum in New Brunswick, NJ.
The I.M. Pei designed building is amazing
you see his influences everywhere...like a spiral staircase that doesn't look all that exciting when you stand in front of it...UNTIL...you look UP !!
OK...so...You arrive and are given a badge for admittance.
as you settle into your area you're served lovely salsa and chips
Just an FYI: J&J began in 1886 when 3 Johnson brothers started the company. J&J is still in the same location as it was back then. It is located on 20 acres surrounding the Raritan & Delaware canal.
below is a view of the atriums.
Our docent was a brilliant young lady named Heather (who holds all sorts of major art degrees & had credentials 5 miles long) and she led us through the halls. I was there with one of the groups I belong to, The Brandeis Womens Club.
my personel art favorite were the collage pieces from NJ artist Jennifer Levine
they are titled "Life in the Neighborhood"
I loved them !!!
This one was so charming..it says "I met Marc Chagall in my dream and he sat and I painted him"
the walls are lined with breathtaking photography
"Floating Shapes on Black" by Allan Willoughby
sculpture made from medical plaster bandages by George Segal who has done a take on Paul Cezanne's still life series
bronze modernist movement sculture by English sculptor Henry Moore called "Reclining Mother and Baby"
a beautiful reception area featuring their credo
"to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve first"
it was a wonderful, informative day with friends..and then we got to shop in their company store....wahoo!!