Art Express: This is a great time of the year to take the train up to Dia Beacon. I love the soft winter light and the trip along the Hudson is beautiful (make sure you sit on the left side of the train going north and the right when returning!). Don’t miss the Sol LeWitts and the Fred Sandbacks–not to mention the Richard Serras–all long-term installations that take full advantage of Dia Beacon’s immense spaces.
For the rest of the year, Dia Beacon is presenting “Opus + One,” the first comprehensive North American exhibition of the work of Paris-based artist Jean-Luc Moulène. This installation is called Body, Guyancourt, October 2011. Photo by Bill Jacobson
Book Shelf: Now that 1 WTC is rising above the downtown skyline, I’ve been rereading Paul Goldberger’s Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York, which tells the full, highly complex story of one of the most challenging urban-design projects in New York City’s history.
At the Movies: My favorite winter movie so far has been Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, which I loved in 3D. It made me wonder what Scorsese would have done with the Harry Potter series.