Archive for the ‘Art and Design Venues’ Category

The Guggenheim Museums

In Art, Art and Design Venues on January 12, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Guggenheim Venice

Since 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has been a preeminent institution for the collection, preservation and research of modern and contemporary art. 

The global network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (Italy). Wihin the next decades the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin (Germany), the Guggenheim Museum (Spain) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (Emirate of Abu Dhabi) were build.

 Each constituent museum unites distinguished architecture with great artworks, a tradition that has become a Guggenheim hallmark. Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international partnerships as it works on developing new museums in the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. Thanks to its celebrated collections, special exhibitions, conservation efforts, educational initiatives, and scholarship, the Guggenheim is internationally recognized as a pioneer and touchstone for all cultural institutions.


Musée du Louvre

In Art, Art and Design Venues on January 12, 2009 at 11:49 am

paris louvre

The Louvre Museum in Paris is the world’s most visited art museum and a historic monument. Nearly 35,000 objects from the 6th millennium BC to the 19th century AD are exhibited.

The collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings.

The most visited piece is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.


In Art and Design Venues on January 12, 2009 at 11:21 am


The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) is an art museum in Midtown Manhattan in New York. It has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum’s collection offers ans overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and electronic media.



I would have loved to see the 2008 exhibition ‘Colour Chart – Reinventing Colour 1950 to today’. The exhibition catalog can still be viewed here.


Victoria and Albert Museum

In Art, Art and Design Venues on January 12, 2009 at 10:45 am

Victoria and Albert MuseumVictoria and Albert Museum

The V&A was the museum I visited on my first London trip three years ago (and it was a good kick off). After looking through their permanent collection we visited the temporary exhibition about Leonardo da Vinci’s Sketchbooks.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. The Museum holds over 3000 years worth of artefacts from many of the world’s richest cultures like Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.


Graphic Design Museum

In Art and Design Venues, Graphic Design on January 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

On June 2008 the Graphic Design Museum was opened in Beyerd Breda (Netherlands). It is the first museum in the world that concentrates specifically on graphic design. An institute that will act as museum, knowledge centre, teaching environment, shop for image culture, designer café and production house for graphic design. The Graphic Design Museum offers established designers an international stage and is, at the same time, a spring-board for new top talent.


Tate Modern

In Art and Design Venues on January 1, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Tate Modern

The Tate Modern’s (London) collection consists of works of international modern and contemporary art dating from 1900 onwards. The Collection is on display on levels three and five of the buidling, while lever four houses large temporary exhibitions and a small exhibition space on level two houses work by contemporary artists.

The Collection at the Tate Modern:

The Tate collection of modern and contemporary art represents all the major movements from Fauvism on. It includes important masterpieces by both Picasso and Matisse and one of the world’s finest museum collections of Surrealism, including works by Dalí, Ernst, Magritte and Mirò. Its substantial holdings of American Abstract Expressionisminclude major works by Pollock as well as the nine Seagram Murals by Rothko which constitute the famous Tate Rothko Room. There is an in depth collection of the Russian pioneer of abstract art Naum Gabo, and an important group of sculpture and paintings by Giacometti. Tate has significant collections of Pop art, including major works by Lichtensteinand Warhol, Minimal art and Conceptual art. Tate also has particularly rich holdings of contemporary art since the 1980s.

Tip: Plan in a long stay in the museum. Take your time to walk through the exhibitions.

On my last visit to London I saw the exhibition of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerste ‘TH 2058’. An installation showing how London is going to be like in 2058.

TH 2058


Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

In Art and Design Venues, Places To Visit on December 26, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Vienna is one of the most interesting cites I have ever been to. There lots of museums to visit but I strongly recommend the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. The building was designed in the style of the Italian Renaissance and opened in 1891. It contains artwork throughout all eras which makes it one of the premier museums of fine arts and decorative arts in the world (Rubens, Raphael, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer). 

And if your already there opposite the Kunsthistorisches Museum and also very interesting is the Natural History Museum Vienna.



In Art, Art and Design Venues, Places To Visit on December 25, 2008 at 10:30 am

Logo Museion



Museion  is a museum for modern and contemporary art in the region of Trentino – Alto Adige in Italy. It contains a large collection throughout the different areas of the Art and Design World. In 2008 it was relocated into the new building designed by the Berlin Studio of KSV Architects. 

The Museum got a lot of publicity after his reopening because of the display of Kittenberger’s ‘Frog’ which is nailed onto a crucifix. This work of art caused a discussion between religious and art lovers.



In Art and Design Venues, Places To Visit on December 16, 2008 at 10:40 am


Designmuseum London. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. On every visit to London is worth checking out whats on.

In 2007 I had the luck to see the amazing Alan Fletcher Exhibition.



In Architects, Art and Design Venues, Places To Visit on December 15, 2008 at 8:57 pm



Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (short Mart) is a museum about modern and contemporary art in Italy. The modern building contains Italians most important collection of futurism artwork. But not only the collections are worth a visit but also the building itself.