What’s your Favorite Museum?

Peggy Guggenheim Museum , Venice, Italy – Image Travelsort

The TEAM at ARTprojectA loves museums, especially ART museums. May is National Museum Month and help us celebrate by sharing the name of your favorite museum. We each have picked ours, and we’d love to hear from you!

“I had a great experience at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice. It is in the most amazing location and just an extraordinary building. It’s hard to believe that it was actually her home! I had been traveling in Italy for about 10 days by the time we reached Venice. Naturally, I had been looking at Renaissance art just about everyday. Walking into a modern art museum was a breath of fresh air! Miro, Calder, Picasso – The color and movement of these abstract works was exactly what the doctor ordered.” – Laura Williams

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City – Image NYPI.NET

Native New Yorker, Claudia Aulum – “I would choose the Metropolitan Museum of Art, because it has something for everyone and is so dynamic and utterly marvelous.”

“My favorite museum continually changes. It is often a small, intimate museum but then sometimes it is determined by an exhibition. It was MOMA last fall because of the amazing de Kooning exhibition and then it switched

Frida Kahlo’s Khalo’s studio in her house, La Casa Azul, Coyoacan, Mexico City. ©Barbi Reed

to TATE MUSEUM because of the Gerhard Richter retrospective. But two weeks ago I switched again back to a small museum: FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM (MUSEO FRIDA KAHLO) in the Coyoacån borough of Mexico City. This house, originally belonging to Frida’s parents, is where Frida Kahlo was born, grew up, and eventually lived with her husband Diego Rivera, and where she died. The wonderful small rooms include a number of paintings by Kahlo, Rivera their friends, their personal collection of artifacts and memorabilia, some of their furnishings, photographs and kitchen with earthenware . Frida’s studio with her paints and easel feeling “untouched”  looks over a large inner courtyard. From the moment I entered this house/museum I felt as if I entered Frida Kahlo’s life.”  – Barbi Reed

Before the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was completed in Spain, there was the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. When it opened in 1993, it was the first Frank Gehry building completed with his iconic titanium sheathing. There’s something very special about this museum, the way I felt when I visited. The gallery spaces are intimate and the collection is stunning. I’m excited to see the recently completed expansion.” – Carter Hedberg

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis – Image mkb31

What is your favorite museum?  We’d love to hear from you!

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