Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Photography by Ed Lederman.
The Whitney’s new building houses modern and contemporary American art in a large increase of exhibition and programming space. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the new building showcases a dramatic and definitive shirt in the building’s-and the city’s-social landscape.
Opened in January by the Canadian homebuilder Michael Audain, the museum houses the world’s most extensive collection of the Canadian region’s art. The world-famous Vancouver-based fine art photographer, Jeff Wall, has his work featured at this museum.
If you have a passion for blues music or just enjoy interactive museums, the National Blues Museum is your ticket to 15.000 square feet of theater, exhibit and classroom space dedicated to the art that inspired so much of modern music today. The museum focuses much of its attention on technology and interactive activities to immerse yourself in learning. This museum is a perfect destination for families.
Complete with a piano bar, photography archives and an entire floor dedicated to the samba singer and Broadway actress Carmen Miranda, this museum opens in September and is sure to become an icon of Brazilian culture. The museum faces the beach, and the building was designed to allow visitors to walk along the front façade, a seamless transition from the outside to the inside.
The museum is exactly what the title suggests- a museum for glass. Housed in a 16th-century palazzo, the museum hosts contemporary glass collections as well as old in a stark contrast between young and old. Previous collections include works from Picasso and jewelry from Louise Bourgeois. Perhaps just as important to visit is its famous café decorated with many fine glass art pieces.
Photo: A. Savin via Wikimedia Commons
For the history buffs, this museum is the known as the museum of “banned works”, housing the art of persecuted artists by the Nazis and communist regimes. The museum opened in December 2015 and contexualizes the artists’ work around their lives and the prosecution they faced. A notable exhibition is that of Carl Rabus, an artist who spent the final years of World War II in prison after he was arrested by the Gestapo.
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