Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Museums Con't

Painting of the Day: 
Foggy view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field.
I painted this view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field. It was a cold, foggy day. 
Thank goodness the cafe was right behind me. Coffee and warmth was the big motivation 
for painting quickly.
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Museums Con't  (glen)
As I was “googl-ing” the Legion of Honor to find out information about the show I blogged about yesterday I came across some very cool examples of architectural design of museums around the world. Scroll down to see. Enjoy!

Austrian architects Coop Himmelbau have been commissioned to design the new Art Museum Strongoli in Calabria, Italy. Looks like the T-16 Skyhopper Luke Skywalker used to "bulls-eye" womp rats in in Beggar's Canyon back home.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art will open to the public on 30 December 2010, in Doha, Qatar. Space, the final frontier ... beam me up, Scotty.

The Chengdu Contemporary Art Centre was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Santiago Calatrava The Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Playful Geometrical Nanjing Museum of Art and Architecture by Steven Holl Architects.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by North American architect Frank O. Gehry.

... and all this to house ART. 

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