Before he designed the soaring 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, Eero Saarinen experimented with gravity-defying design through his one-legged white and red Tulip chair.
New Yorkers caught a glimpse of a hidden, historic slice of the Whitney Museum last week when the original inscription of the institution surfaced for the first time in over 50 years.
In 1977, Jean Baudrillard published his take on a shiny new art museum that had just opened in Paris.
They say you don’t realize what you were missing until you get it. Well, New York City was missing a building for showing modern and contemporary art.
Projects like “Exhibition on the Screen” wed the democratization of art with the preservation of its sense of immediacy — and allow those who cannot afford to travel to cities like New York or London, much less live in them, to share in the arts.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On a warm day in June six years ago, the front doors of the Fogg Museum closed quietly. There was no banner reading “Closing Day” on Quincy Street at the edge of Harvard Yard, no ceremony, no press, no speech. At five o’clock, museum visitors shuffled out the exit in droves, toting travel books and the last discounted souvenirs.
FORT WORTH, Texas — The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, arguably already has one of the best museum buildings in the world. The Louis Kahn-designed structure, with its rows of vaulted ceilings in concrete and celebrated “silvery” light gives the displayed art a unique monumentality, whether it’s the natural sunlight dissipated through the curved skylights or the illumination haloed in the ceiling’s arches.
Writing for Fast Company, Alissa Walker sings the praise of the new architectural ”Facebook” called Architizer, but that’s not the extent of her post and she goes on to ask, “Why Can’t the World’s Best Architects Build Better Web Sites?” Good question.