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.

Author: Myrna Hayutin

Myrna has been a cultural and fine art leader in Colorado for over 35 years. She has worked directly with local, national and internationally recognized fine artists, collectors and estates through her fine art gallery, GALLERY M.

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