Uncategorized Oct 30, 2009

Favorite Museums | The Walker Art Center

Founded in 1927, the Walker Art Center began as the first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest. A gift from Mrs. Gilbert Walker in 1940 changed the institutions scope. Allowing, for the first time, opportunity to acquire the works … Read more
Uncategorized Oct 23, 2009

Favorite Museums | The Connecticut River Museum

From now on, every Friday I will highlight a favorite museum. First up is the Connecticut River Museum in picturesque Essex, Ct. The museum celebrates the cultural heritage of the Connecticut River with a special interest in navigable… Read more
Art Oct 12, 2009

Rethinking the Louvre

One of the world’s most notable art institutions, the Louvre, is undergoing some (somewhat) radical changes. Henri Loyrette, the museum’s director, has brought an American vision of development – both monetarily and physically – to… Read more
Art Jul 29, 2009

Louvre to Open English Language Online Database

Art history buffs rejoice! The Louvre is planning to make available it’s comprehensive online database (some 22,000 works of art) in English. This means you can learn more about the above Da Vinci portrait of Isabella D’Este without… Read more
Architecture Jul 1, 2009

Hermitage Amsterdam

On July 19, 2009, the Hermitage Amsterdam opened to the public. Transforming a 17th-century building, Hans Van Heeswijk Architects created a brilliant space to house the Russian State Museum’s Dutch outpost. In celebration of the… Read more
Architecture Jun 25, 2009

UNSTUDIO’s Mercedes-Benz Museum

The new Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, was designed by UNStudio. The firm implemented an innovative geometry that allows visitors the opportunity to choice their own path through the displays. Two sections, dedicated to cars… Read more
Art Jun 23, 2009

Hermitage Amsterdam Interiors

Designed by Merkx+Girod, the interiors and new exhibition of the Hermitage Museum’s Amsterdam satellite space opened to the public this week. The exhibition halls and especially the display of garments are magnificent. Well fitting of the… Read more
Architecture May 14, 2009

Art Institute of Chicago | The Modern Wing

Opening this weekend, The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago is already receiving warm reviews. Importantly, these come on two fronts – architecturally and as gallery space. Both aspects are well represented in today’s New York… Read more
Architecture May 5, 2009

The Met’s American Wing

I’ve been lucky enough to tour the construction going on in the MET’s American Wing several times in the last few years. My own interest in Americana and furniture not withstanding, it is an exciting move for the museum, bringing … Read more
Design Mar 16, 2009

BMW Museum

The BMW Museum opened July 21, 2008 in Munich. It sets new standards for brand-focused and automobile museums. The displays take the visitor through the manufacture of the cars through to highlights of past company models. In conjunction… Read more
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