art museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi

November 24, 2017
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“Let there be light,” said Jean Nouvel, when invited to work on the billion dollar project that has become Louvre Abu Dhabi. The acclaimed French architect refers to himself as a “contextual artist” whose first responsibility is to the broader culture in which a building takes its place. In this instance, his starting point was … More


Hypokulturemia in the Hypo-Kulturstiftung

November 18, 2011
Leonhard Beck, Portrait of a Young Man with a Hat, ca. 1512/13

In Munich last week I began to feel I was suffering from Stendhal Syndrome. It’s been twenty years since I was in this city, but I had vivid memories of those two great museums, the Alte Pinakothek and Neue Pinakothek. Now those galleries have been joined by the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Brandhorst Museum, … More