This morning Chloe sat by her bowl, looked over at me and gave out a loud meow. I looked at her and said, “Is that really necessary? You just watched me mix your food and I am now walking towards you with bowl in hand.”
Yes, I talk to my cat. And she talks to me. Chloe has a series of meows for the different things she needs. She has a special meow for when she wants to get under the blanket and needs me to fluff it juuuuust so. There’s a special meow for when she wants to be rubbed. There’s a special meow when she doesn’t want to be rubbed. And there’s a special meow that specifically says “I know there’s food in my bowl but I find it unsatisfactory and would like you to replace it”. I think that’s what comes from spending 16 years together.
So what’s it like to be the Rolling Stones, a band that has been together — with ebbs and flows, of course — for more than 50 years? Well, there’s an easy way to find out: visit Exhibitionism, the new Rolling Stones exhibit now on display at Industria in the West Village.
The exhibition opened in London and will later travel on to Sydney. At times you probably feel like you’ve walked into a super fan’s dream sequence. But whether you’re the kind of fan who just likes singing Sympathy for the Devil at a karaoke bar, or the the kind of fan who knows where each band member spent their last twenty birthdays, there’s something at Exhibitionism for you.
There’s the evolution of the band from R&B to rock and roll, and the tale of its humble beginnings (see the replica of their first apartment!). Then there’s the amazing memorabilia, from original concert posters to the selection of personal guitars. Interactive displays let you watch interviews and mix tracks. There’s an entire area of the exhibit that’s dedicated to album art, and it’s a cross-section of pop art and culture through the decades. The style section houses outfits and stage costumes from the likes of Alexander McQueen and Prada.
Throughout each section of Exhibitionism, you’re struck by the unique space in the entertainment sphere that the Rolling Stones occupies. Keith Richards is quoted saying, “It’s still too early for me to talk about the Stones’ legacy. We haven’t finished yet.” The exhibition ends with a 3D performance at one of their concerts and I’d have to agree. This lot is far from finished.
Exhibitionism is on display through March 12.
Tip: Tickets during the week are more affordable, however, you might be able to locate discount codes through Travelzoo and Groupon (do a quick Google search to see if the deals are still available).
775 Washington St
Sunday to Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm (last entry at 4.30 pm)
Friday to Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm (last entry at 7.30 pm)
The exhibit requires a timed entry ticket. When you purchase your tickets, you will be asked to choose a date and time you would like to see the exhibition.
Pair it with:
Breakfast at High Street on Hudson
High Street on Hudson arrived at the West Village by way of Philadelphia in late 2015 and was quickly heralded as the one of the city’s best new restaurants. Perhaps that’s because even though its sister restaurant is located in Philadelphia, its chef and co-owner is a New Yorker. Of the truest kind. Eli Kulp was in an Amtrak derailment accident that left him paralyzed just six months prior to the restaurant’s opening.
But a visit to the restaurant doesn’t reflect an ounce of compromise. The breakfast menu is made up of a simple selection of eggs, egg sandwiches and other breakfast staples. The bread is baked in-house daily and it’s nothing short of amazing, so we highly recommend going with one of the egg sandwiches. We enjoyed both the Pastrami & Hash as well as the Forager, but also we made sure to grab some pastries to go at their takeout counter on the way out.
637 Hudson St
Weekdays 8 am – 11:30 am
Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 3 pm
Visit their website for lunch and dinner hours