When thinking of great American museums, obvious examples like the Met and MoMA dominate the conversation. However, the other cities in the United States are home to some incredible museums which are magnificent even just to look at.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
A contemporary museum first established in 1927, the Walker Art Center received a major extension in 2005 by renowned architects Herzog and de Meuron, is an attempt to question accepted standards of Modernism. Arranged as a kind of campus of small buildings and larger structures, visitors can walk between the edifices housing works by artists such as Jasper Johns and Matthew Barney on street-like walkways dotted with geometric patches of grass. Additions over the years include multiple galleries and even a theater.
de Young Museum, San Francisco, California
Another contemporary masterpiece from Herzog and de Meuron, the de Young Museum suffered major damage in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, and was replaced by a new building in 2005. Reminiscent of an air traffic control tower, the exterior features a unique-looking skin of perforated copper panels which are intended to turn a deeper … Read the rest
When you think of Detroit, The Motor City, a lot of things may come to mind. Exquisite architecture, beautiful views over the Detroit River, fabulous parkways and an exciting nightlife to name a few. This article will introduce you to Detroit’s diverse art culture, over a century in the making. If you will be visiting us, take a look at CouponJournal.org before you book to make sure you are getting the best prices on flights and hotels. If you’re a local traveler, then you can no doubt take advantage of a room rate promotion from Hotels.com.
Art Galleries of Detroit
One of the most renowned Michigan art destinations is the Detroit Institute of Arts, located at 5200 Woodward Avenue. With a rich history dating back to 1885, it is truly the premiere Detroit art gallery locale. The museum features more than 100 galleries, a lecture hall, auditorium, art reference library and a cutting edge conservation services laboratory.
Tour and enjoy world renowned paintings such as The Last Supper by Jean-Baptiste de Chapaigne (1631 – 1681). If you would like to expand your artistic repertoire or unlock your creative side, the Detroit Institute of Art even offers classes at … Read the rest