Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Modern Museums

I love Art Museums.

When I used to work in downtown Chicago, I used to walk to the Art Institute during my lunch hour and wander through its halls one room at a time. I could meander for months and never see it all. The building’s step-back-in-time classical architecture is what art museums are all about.

But in my quest to open my mind and soul to other forms of art, imagine my delight in the structure of modern art museums.

 Museum-of-Modern-Art-Milwaukee_780x432Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

 You can’t help but notice the unique, almost impossible, angles.

National Museum of American Indian, Washington

 National Museum of American Indian, Washington

Like most Modern Art, these buildings challenge your senses.

Boston Museum of Contemporary Art

Boston Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts

Their designs ask you to make sense of sleek lines and sensual curves.

porsche museumPorsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Sparkling glass and sleek stainless house countless creations that reflect a different side of the human mind.

Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth TX

Modern Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas

I admit that I don’t always understand a Modernist’s point of view.

 Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

But one does not always have to understand to appreciate. Or to feel.

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum (Minnesota)Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minnesota

And, after all — isn’t that what Art is supposed to do? Make you feel?

NITEROI CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUMRio de Janeiro, Brazil ...

 The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Brazil

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7 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Modern Museums

  1. I have a picture of me in front of that rainbow Hell Yeah! sign, and I love that museum because of it. Of course, if a museum building can’t challenge our boundaries for what’s good design, then we’re doomed.

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