The colors and song in John James Audubon's watercolors truly came alive when I viewed his work at the New-York Historical Society's exhibit: Audubon's Aviary: The Complete Flock (Parts I-III).
Crank up the volume. Hit the arrow above. Whatever you do, celebrate the sesquicentennial of the New-York Historical Society's purchase of the Audubon avian watercolors. The exhibit is sumptious.
While at the museum, check out Bill Cunningham's profoundly whimsical exhibit, "Facades". Photos of his muse and fellow photographer Editta Sherman will make you want to immediately change your outfit, put on something retro and pose in front of an iconic New York building of the same era.