MoMA has always been a haven for me; sometimes it has been a kind of heaven. In High School, we used to cut class, hop a train and roam around the galleries looking for the antidote to our prescribed lives. Years later I followed film-buff boyfriend to the basement auditorium of MoMA to watch vintage films. When I worked around the corner from the museum, I often spent my lunch hour wandering the galleries looking for inspiration. MoMA has always been a second home.
The new show Nocture of the Limax maximus by Paula Hayes is a mini-show and some may question what it is doing in the museum. Paula Hayes makes terrariums, small and large, from blown glass in amoeba-like shapes.