As we noted last week, experiencing art in person can be a wonderful way to escape from our daily reality. We find that for this same reason, museums can become magical, otherworldly places, transporting us to another realm. They enlighten us and give us new perspectives on art, architecture, design, culture, history, science, cities and ideas. They can range from the traditional – displaying art as a public institution – to the obscure – enlightening us on anything from NYC tenements to the history of the American cocktail. This week we will explore museums – as we are continually inspired by the rotating exhibitions at our favorite local spots, and amazed by the new museums opening often around the world.
(Image of Holon Design Museum, Israel, Ron Arad Architects)