What's your favorite museum? And why?
The art museum in Philadelphia. I saw a Van Gogh painting there of sunflowers that my mother had reproduced and that hung in my parent's bedroom when I was growing up. There was something touching about seeing the real thing.
Susan Gabriel |
02 June 2009 at 02:43 PM
Hmmm. One of my recent favorites is the ICA in Boston. Not necessarily because I love all the exhibits, but I love the architecture of the building. From the upper floors, it feels like you are hanging over Boston Harbor. They also have some fun children's programs too.
One of my favorite children's museums is Kidspace in Pasadena, CA. They have some really great climbing spaces, inscluding one that is from an ant's perspective climbing down into the ground.
02 June 2009 at 03:07 PM
Technically not a museum, but should be is the Byzantine Chapel in Houston. The architecture, frescoes and how it came to be are enough to keep it on my top 10 for life.
The McNay in San Antonio. The art is so accessible and the sculptures on the grounds are mesmerizing.
02 June 2009 at 03:52 PM
OK- so the one I want to GO to most is...https://www.batashoemuseum.ca/
The one I like most is...
The National Building Museum in DC
I don't really think either needs too much explanation. It's about content for each.
02 June 2009 at 06:43 PM
The Louvre, with the Met coming in a close second. Here in Aus it would have to be the War museum in Canberra, I know that probably sounds funny, but it is just so interesting.
02 June 2009 at 08:09 PM
I like the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. And the Burnaby Village Museum, here in my new hometown, which is sort of an amalgamated reproduction of a 1920's town. And just about any living-history museum, but those are the two I know best.
Els Kushner |
03 June 2009 at 01:18 AM
1. McNay Art Museum, San Antonio (Texas). When I was in 7th and 8th grade, all of the language classes took a charter bus down to SA to see the museum. Unlike the majority of the students there, I fell desperately in love with everything I saw.
2. The Jewish Museum, New York City (New York). I've never gotten to go there, but I've followed the exhibits online. I know it sounds odd to cite a museum one has never been to, but their online collection is more than sufficient to mark it on my Top 5 list.
3. Children's Museum, Austin (Texas). It is ridiculously fun and I can't wait to have more little ones and find an excuse to go back and see it all through a parents lense.
4. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin (Texas). I used to think Texas history was boring. The museum does a great job of bringing it to life. Not to mention, the IMAX is to die for.
5. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin (Texas). They had an amazing exhibit of original manuscripts, including the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman and an illuminated manuscript. It was so neat.
03 June 2009 at 08:40 AM
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