When a Museum Building Competes With Art
The difficulty for an architect and museums in displaying fine art is a parallel problem for residences and owners. Your home is a place of reflection and, hopefully, inspiration. When you add fine art to the space, you, like a museum curator, are concerned about how it will look and feel. Many collectors are not struggling with jagged shapes, curved walls or cavernous spaces like a modern museum. What is important in both, as the New York Times article references, is that the building compliments the contents. Your art can take a decorative stance – or it can be a stand alone, statement work that provokes and causes a dialogue for yourself and others in its presence. And being more than just “pretty” is what designates a work of art as fine art.