I can say with almost 100% confidence that I’ve never waited in line for four hours for anything (unless you count the six hours I spent in a taxi from JFK to my apartment when I moved here on the first day of the polar vortex – Welcome to NYC!!!! ). Lines aren’t my thing.
But this was worth it.
The Museum of Feelings was a pop up museum in the financial district put on by Glade that was open for a little over two weeks. Being the expert procrastinator that I am, we waited until the second to last day to go… but the line had already been cut off three hours before closing time.
So the last day of the museum was our last shot. We showed up extra early and armed ourselves with two bottles of water wine (where there’s a will, there’s a way!).
One beautiful sunset over the Statue of Liberty, four hours and ten new friends later, we were led into the museum. Super cool note: The Museum’s exterior changed color to reflect the the mood of the city by aggregating and analyzing social media.
Each room represented a different human emotion, but not the traditional kind (happiness, sadness, greed, etc.). Instead these rooms were meant to represent optimism, joy, exhilaration, beauty and calm. I may have to retract my statement about Dia:Beacon, because this may be the coolest museum I’ve ever been to. I’ll let you decide…