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Herakleidon Museum
Herakleidon Museum
#About the Museum in the Shade of the Acropolis

The Herakleidon Museum is a private museum established in 1898, that displays temporary exhibits of Greek and international artists.

The museum is located in a neo-Classical building, which lies under the Acropolis of Athens. The stated goal of the museum is to expose the visitors to art by the most important artists in history, in a thorough and deep way, one by one.

For all the well-known artists displayed here, there are displays of the many periods that their works have undergone, famous and less known art by the artist is displayed. A variety of modern aids enable visitors to get an in-depth look at the artist's life and work. In addition, the museum presents the artistic development of the artist and the methods in which they worked, along with their biography and private lives.

This is how the museum displays its collections, next to artistic works, including paintings, sketches, and photographs, as well as personal artifacts belonging to artists and sketches that preceded paintings.

In the permanent collection of the museum there are art pieces from famous artists, among them the surrealist artist MC Escher, Victor Vasarely, and more.

In addition to its dealings with arts, the museum hosts cultural events like concerts, book signings, and various study days.



#Tips

The entrance is free for all.

Every year in the middle of August, the museum closes.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/DUbNmEEB0wY
Conde Duque
Conde Duque
#About the Modern Art Complex in the Ancient Building

Conde Duque is a modern art complex in Madrid, where museums and galleries have exhibits and present art, there is an auditorium that holds concerts, shows, plays, and dance performances.

The art complex was built in an old building from the 18th century, and at the center there is the museum for modern art, that holds temporary exhibits or paintings and photos, from the 20th century, and from modern artists.

Lately, the Conde Duque area has filled with clothing stores, restaurants, cafes, and nice and cheap bars.

The city's young population loves Malasana as well, the area where the complex is located. Many come to hang out here, together with tourists that come here to refresh from the many palaces and museums around the city.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/2nVbUW6YuRQ
Tate Modern
Tate Modern
#About the Museum of Modern Art of Britain

The Tate Modern is a Museum of Modern Art, and a section inside the Tate Gallery. Is one of the most prestigious and valued museums in the world and has made the entire South Bank region a particularly trendy area.

The museum is located inside the Bankside Power Station, built in 1947-1963 by architect Giles Gilbert Scott. It was only after the station was shut down in 1981 that the building was redesigned and turned into a museum by the architects Herzog and De Meuron. The appreciation of architecture is an integral part of the museum's visit. The museum opened in 2000. Among the exhibits, you can find works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol.

On the first floor, you will pass through the impressive Turbine Hall. On the second floor is a café surrounded by transparent windows through which you can take in the beautiful view of the Thames. Though we are accustomed to museums displaying their exhibits by historical periods, in this museum you can walk around on the third, fourth and fifth floors, which are arranged according to themes. On the third floor, you will find mostly abstract art and expressionism, while the fifth floor features conceptual and minimalist works of art.



#Turbine Hall

On the first floor, you will find a large hall called the "Turbine Hall" since it used to be the turbine of the power plant. Due to the height of the hall (5 stories) and its wide area (3,400 square meters), very large pieces can be displayed in the hall.

Turbine Hall is the nexus of visitors, a place to rest and the heart of the entire structure. It is in this point that the traffic to and from the museum leaves and enters. It certainly provides a special experience.

Due to its enormous size (it makes up almost half of the entire building), the space allows for a display of large and impressive works. Up to 2012, “The Unilever Series” was exhibited in the hall, which was exposed in 2000. Note the spider at the entrance to the museum and the silver slides you can take to the lower floor.



#Tate Modern for Tourists

The Tate Modern, located at the end of the Millennium Bridge, brings 5 million visitors a year and is one of the most successful museums in the world. When the Queen of England first opened the gallery in 2000, no one imagined it would be such a spectacular success. The museum succeeded in increasing the prestige of the entire region and even led to a significant increase in property prices.

Items from 1900 until today are exhibited in the museum, and the entrance to the permanent exhibitions is free. If you decide to add a view to the temporary exhibitions there is a special fee for entry. A tour of the entire museum takes over an hour and a half to two hours for the average tourist, but art lovers can find themselves drifting here for a whole day. The museum tries to encourage the arrival of children and therefore offers various activities and guided tours (free) on a daily basis.

Tourists arrive by public transport and not in a private vehicle, because the entire area is jammed and parking is free. Young people enjoy a nighttime visit to the museum (it is open until 22:00). It is highly recommended to combine the museum visit with the interesting sites nearby - the Globe of Shakespeare, the London Bridge and the Borough food Market.



#The Basement Floor

One of the museum's most interesting spots is the basement, which is a nostalgic remnant of the original power station. On this floor you can see the three huge gas tanks made of concrete.

The reason why archeology was expressed in the structure lies, of course, in the selection of the architects Herzog and de Meuron, who discovered and exposed interesting underground spaces during their excavation. The architects used what they found inside the tanks: the sloping concrete columns and concrete openings that emphasized the special nature of the containers themselves. These spaces were the first to be designed specifically for the stronghold itself.

From the basement level you can ascend to the ground floor by a spiral staircase.



#The Museum's New Wing

The Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron accepted the project of expanding the museum. The new wing was built as the Switch House. The purpose of the nickname was to illustrate the difference from the existing structure of the power station, called the Boiler House.

According to the plan, the new wing was supposed to be inaugurated in 2012, but the design plans encountered quite a few objections, causing the architects to adjust their plans. In addition, those years suffered from an economic crisis, which did not help promote the project, only delaying it.

The new wing consists of 10 floors, but there were several challenges and limitations that eventually led to the pyramid shape that characterizes the new wing of the building. The factors taken into account were the angles of the streets that enclosed the building, the height restrictions imposed on it to avoid harming the sunlight of nearby buildings, an attempt not to damage the view of central London, and especially not harm the view of the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral.

The wing was built by concrete from the factory, but was assembled here, at the construction site. The architect, Giles Gilbert Scott, planned the taut front on the concrete. The idea was to create a kind of detachment between the entrance and the concrete structure itself - and therefore the architects omitted the bricks from the front, so that light and refreshing air would enter the building. The missing bricks create the illusion of lace and add value to the wide surfaces within the structure. The architects say they wanted to provide a different perspective on the art within the museum. This was also the reason they chose traditional construction materials, yet looked for a different way to use them.



#The Tale of a Treasure

The curator's role in the museum is to produce events that cause diverse audiences to come and view the collection at the Tate Modern Museum. The truth is, this museum is so special that it does not concern only art lovers. Even people who do not dabble in this field frequent the museum. You know, painting is just a color on canvas. It is simple and not at all complex - pigments mixed with oil. When the artist's hands touch the color, it becomes a kind of inexplicable magic for something that manages to express human emotion to another person.

On the tour of the Tate Modern Gallery, one can notice that the simplicity of the building and the spaces allows these works of art to receive the respect they deserve. The cause for his is the architecture in the entrance which draws attention, while the interior is relatively clean and does not attract much attention.



#The Roof of the Museum

One of the most beautiful and spectacular parts of the museum's new wing is its rooftop. Go up to the roof and for a glimpse of a stunning 360-degree panoramic view across central London. The urban landscape is full of tall towers and cranes.

Have you seen the movie “Rear Window”? The museum's roof will provide you with a particularly intriguing experience. Pay attention to the new Bankside luxury tower, designed by Richard Rogers and located next to the museum. The proximity to the residential tower and the great visibility on the exposed side of the tower provide a direct glimpse into the apartments of the tenants, some of which are so expensive that they cost 20 million euros.

So even though not all visitors might admit it, the thrilling spying on the luxurious apartments across the street turned into a the talk of the day on the roof of the museum. Dozens of visitors gather every day on the roof, point to the various apartments, wait to see the tenants and identify luxury pieces of furniture. It is very possible that this is one of the most interesting and popular objects in the museum, which sometimes surpasses the art inside the museum.



#Architecture

The arrangement of floors in the museum building presents a clear purpose: efficiency in the use of space rather than spaces that provide an experience for visitors. The impressive front of the building is almost never reflected inside. This is an original decision that does not characterize the usual museum architecture. It represents a statement about the gallery and the art presented in it.

The spaces are almost overcrowded, especially as the floors are higher.
In order to understand the difference, let us mention the original wing of the museum (the Turbine Hall), where the high industrial spaces provided added value in the form of a relationship between the size of the Turbine Hall and the exhibition spaces that are hidden and exposed in turn.

This, by the way, is not accidental, of course. In 2000, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron undertook the expansion of the museum. The Swiss architects were responsible for planning the gallery and were entrusted with the project. They emphasized that the direction of the art world is very influenced by the urban environment. This was the reason they made the "brave" decision to establish the new wing within an office tower. If you walk around the gallery, you will notice the difference between the original wing and the new and corporate wing.
Hangar Bicocca
HangarBicocca
#The Excellent Gallery of Contemporary Art

HangarBicocca, launched in 2004, is a huge industrial hangar, not far from the center of Milan, which has become the center of contemporary art.

The hangar, one of the largest centers of contemporary art in Europe, displays Avant-Garde and Pop Art paintings and sculptures, made of all possible material and of every conceivable size.

The most interesting work here is a permanent installation by the artist Anselm Kiefer. The work is displayed in a dark space called "Seven Heavenly Palaces." This exhibit is just one of a number of huge exhibits by artists such as Boccalini with “Melting Pot 3.0” and “Boltanski”, which are presented here in a great way.

Notice the design work, Avant-Garde industrial style, which also characterizes the museum and restaurant shop "Bistro HB." This is the work of the renowned Italian design team Contempo, who is also responsible for the design of "Diesel" stores around the world.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/kUOWQfwO6n8

Modern Art

The Broad
The Broad
#About the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles

The Broad Museum in central Los Angeles is right next to the modern Walt Disney Hall. It was founded by billionaire Eli Broad, founder of AIG insurance company and the world's leading contemporary art collectors.

The museum, located on Grand Avenue in the center of the city, was built at a cost of $140 million. Here is the vast collection of Broad and his wife, Edith, with spectacular works, including those of the famous banal objects artist, Jeff Koons, Lichtenstein and Basquiat. Here you can see pop art icons and famous modern works, including the balloon dog and the colorful tulips of Koons, the huge dining table and the four impressive chairs of Robert Therrien, over 100 photographs of Cindy Sherman, Warhol's prints, paintings by Jasper Jones and the intriguing infinity room, with the "Mirror Room" by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

No less fascinating here is the magnificent and modernist structure, with the natural light that enters it and illuminates the many works.


#Tips

Admission to the museum is free.

Book tickets online as soon as possible. The waiting list is of months and this will prevent aggravation and save time at the entrance.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/RRdLxfwnTgE


Under Tharian's table:

https://youtu.be/KXzrW37OKo8
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
#About Barcelona's Contemporary Museum

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art is the modern part of the Art Museum of Barcelona. Art enthusiasts looking for more than classical pieces will find a wide variety here. There are three floors where different exhibits are presents by different modern artists, who have created the contemporary works from the second half of the 20th century. In the museum are also exhibits which are more long term, by artists from all over the world, and also ones by Catalan and Spanish artists.

The museum was opened in 1995, and its unique architecture comes to life already at the entrance. The structure is combined with circular and very straight lines in the design, a glass ceiling that enables visitors on the lower floors to see the shows of the visitors on the top floor, as well as moving walls and escalators - all this creates a fascinating building, curious and surprising.


At the entrance to the museum, you can watch people taking advantage of the large space out front for rollerblading and skateboarding. This area is nicknamed "White Elephant," and you can enjoy taking a rest out here and seeing acrobats and jugglers performing their acts.

Enjoy!



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/sDHHMDT1ZC0?t=1m8s
Whitechapel Gallery
Whitechapel Gallery
#Jack the Ripper's Neighborhood Gallery

The oldest gallery in the Whitechapel neighborhood is in the Art Nouveau building, featuring a variety of temporary exhibitions - both veteran artists and young artists only starting out.

The gallery was designed by Charles Townsend Harrison and opened in 1901 with the aid of public funding. Aside from art and exhibitions, fundraisers, master classes and poetry readings are held here. The exhibitions and events here are of particular interest to the local community.

There is also a café with a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.



#About the Neighborhood

The gallery is named after the neighborhood where it is located, Whitechapel. The neighborhood is crowded, filled with diverse ethnic groups. There are many residents of Bengal (50% of the population), Irish and Jews. These tenants live in poverty and difficult conditions. One of the familiar stories in this neighborhood is attributed to the years 1888-1891. It is the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper, a serial killer who was never caught.

Young artists were drawn to the industrial park zone, mainly because they found large spaces to rent at low prices. The artists converted the space to galleries where they exhibited their works.



#An Interesting Story

In 1938, Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" was shown here as part of an exhibition organized by Roland Penrose in protest against the Spanish Civil War. Surprisingly, there was no entrance fee at the door. Instead, visitors were required to hand over boots with some wear left in them, which were sent as a contribution to the regiments of the Republican Army.



A Closer Look at the Gallery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cWgUlDRh88
Serpentine Gallery
Serpentine Gallery
#About the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Serpentine Gallery is located in Kensington Gardens in central London. This elegant building served as a tea house at the beginning of the century. The gallery opened in 1970 and in the early years only received visitors during the summer months.

In 1989 the gallery was renovated by Julia Peyton Jones, who was appointed director of the gallery. After the renovation the gallery was opened year round . The entrance is free, and the 750,000 visitors every year prove it is very popular.

The gallery offers top-notch artists and it also facilitates cultural and artistic events and community projects. The gallery features pieces by artists such as Man Ray, Henry Moore, Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, Alan McCollum and Damien Hirst. One of the permanent pieces is an exhibit by Ian Hamilton Finlay, dedicated to Princess Diana who was a sponsor of the gallery. The work includes eight benches and a carved stone circle. Near the entrance to the gallery, a memorial site was also erected in the Princess’s memory.

Every summer an architect or artist (one or more) are invited to design a structure with a unique stabilization outside the gallery, the summer pavilion. The pavilion is opened to the public for a few months each year.

The gallery also has a bookstore, with a variety of art books and catalogs of various exhibitions.



A Closer Look at the Gallery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsIMdoyiG-E


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
#About "the Met" Art Museum

For art enthusiasts, a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art is more than necessary. Though the full name of the museum is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, people refer to it by its nickname, the Met. It is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. It is located on 'Museum Avenue' in New York City.

The museum opened in 1872, and is on the eastern side of Central Park. In the permanent exhibits of the museum there are more than three million displays that surveys human cultures for the past 5,000 years, from the prehistoric period up to today.

In the Metropolitan Museum you will find art in many categories, classical, ancient, Asian, Oceanic, African, Islamic and modern. All this is displayed in no less than 19 huge halls, each one dedicated to a different topic.

Keep in mind that the museum is large and the visit may take time. This experience requires meticulous planning and decisions about what to give up and what to see, but if you have limited time, it is recommended to arrive at the Temple of Dendur located in the Egyptian wing. The structure was copied and presented just as it was in Egypt in 1967.

Among the recommended ones here are the European Sculpture Garden and the rooms devoted to the paintings of Vermeer and Rembrandt. The museum also offers free guided tours, which are carried by volunteers and museum staff.


#In the movies:
The Met steps featured in the TV teen drama "Gossip Girl" and in the "Ocean’s 8" Crime film.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/OTsqUNGFYlM


A Tour:

https://youtu.be/81cOWV3-xxs
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain
#About the Cartier Foundation Gallery

The Cartier Foundation is located in a unique building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The architecture of the building is characterized mainly by transparencies. The facade of the transparent structure, surrounded by Lebanon cedar, surrounds a huge glass fence. In its gallery, the foundation presents more or less familiar contemporary artists, from all fields of art and design.

The building consists of six floors of offices, the first two floors make up a space of 1,200 square meters dedicated for displays.

It is recommended to go outside in the direction of the botanical garden and sit on the grass behind the building. From here you can see the gallery as if it was a spectacular glass showcase.

To know which exhibition is displayed on the days you visit the gallery, you may want to visit the foundation's website.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
#About the Museum Whose Building Became an Icon

This interesting spiral building, a museum for modern art, was inaugurated in 1959, and it is named after Solomon R. Guggenheim. He initiated the establishment of the museum in order to display the rare collection of art he owned.

The special design of the building is the creation of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and there is no doubt that the building's exterior draws many visitors to enjoy the beauty. The building is a cultural symbol, and an icon for architecture that is modern and new, creative and curious.

Though its beauty, many criticize the design of the building which brings with it failures, and lack of conformity to its location. For its spiral shape, observing the art inside is not completely straight, but crooked, what can be difficult to see the art in the same perspective that the artist was aiming for. The ceilings in the Guggenheim Museum are lower than usual, and some say this gives a sense that paintings and other art do not receive the respect they deserve.

A few years after Wright passed away, in 1992 the building underwent renovations, where more floors were added to the museum, with higher ceilings. There the pieces of art were moved that required bigger spaces.

In the museum you will find works by a variety of talented artists: Chagall, Picasso, Kandinsky, and more. Most of the collections include paintings, though there are also statues. On the fifth floor you will find a balcony with a view of Central Park.



#The Guggenheim Museum's Design

The Guggenheim Museum in New York was designed by the well-known architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright took 700 sketches and 15 years until he was able to arrive at what he had wanted - a building that was different than all the 'boxes' around, the same old buildings of New York.

Indeed, the structure of the Guggenheim Museum in New York has a unique shape that many consider an art piece no less important than the abstract works that are presented inside. The rounded shape, asymmetrical, irregular, and whose wide part is precisely above, is unforgettable. It was also the first museum where the gallery flows through- no floors and no rooms, but only one space curving a gentle slope down the building, up to the entry level.

What made this magic possible, is the design of the structure according to the Fibonacci series, and according to the Golden Ratio. Just like the nautilus shell, the oldest shell that still exists in the world and has not changed since the dinosaur period. The idea was accepted by the architect after a wealthy Baroness, who commissioned the work, demanded that the structure be rounded. From here the road was short for imitation of the nautilus shell, all calculated on the basis of the Fibonacci principle. It is a principle based on the Golden Ratio, the most effective form of nature for reduced replication.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a51J5hzHg4U


A Tour of the Museum:

https://youtu.be/FWFeDzKGA78


Stunning Screening on the Museum's Spiral Structure:

https://youtu.be/osc8Gvz40C4
Berlin Gallery
#About Berlin's Museum of Modern Art

One of the city's most innovative museums, the Berlin Gallery (Berlinische Galerie) is the Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture of Berlin.

The museum specializes in modern art. There is a unique multidisciplinary collection of works of art, photography and architecture, created from the 19th century up to the present - all within the boundaries of the Berlin metropolis.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Berlin Gallery offers temporary exhibitions and also has a rich library, a lecture hall, a museum shop and a cafeteria.

The Berlin Gallery emphasizes innovative artistic happenings that took place in Berlin. Among them are the Dadaism art movement, which was born here, the German Vienna Secession group from the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian avant-garde of Berlin in the 1920’s, the "New Objectivity" (Neue Sachlichkeit) of the 1920’s and 1930’s , the art school that began in the 1930’s, the conceptual art of the 1960’s, and modern multimedia.

All the works and art pieces here are backed up by extensive archives of documentary material and research sources that assist art researchers who come here.

The museum, a private enterprise, was founded in 1975, when the need to present modern art in the city was felt. For many years it operated in the building of Martin Gropius in the city.

In 2004, the museum moved to its current location, and since then it has been housed here, in a former glass warehouse, not far from the Jewish Museum.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpuJxRFJIKY
MOCA Grand Avenue Museum
#About the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles

The MOCA Grand Avenue or Museum of Contemporary Art is an important museum designed by architect Arata Isozaki. This is one of two branches of the MOCA Museum, located in downtown Los Angeles.

The museum focuses on the display of works of art created after 1940, from all fields of art, and their preservation for future generations. In addition, the museum supports the creation of new art, whether by presenting the works of the artists or by means of assistance and scholarships.

The red stone building was inaugurated in 1987. Among the artists whose works are displayed are; Jackson Pollock, Jasper Jones, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg and Klaas Oldenburg and many others.


#Tips

Admission to the museum is free every Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and for children under the age of 12.


Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/8CNZZhhSGqg
MOCA Geffen Contemporary
#About the Small Museum for Contemporary Art

The MOCA Geffen Contemporary, or MOCA Geffen for short, is a small museum. In the past it was called the Contemporary Museum and it is great, especially for modern art enthusiasts.

The MOCA Geffen was planned by the American architect Frank Gehry. It is located in a building that used to be a parking lot for police cars. The museum spaces are huge, and befitting the kinds of installations that are shown here.

The MOCA Geffen shows fascinating collections of modern art and has a wide variety of temporary exhibits that change often. To see when exhibits are showing at the museum visit the museum website attached below.



#Tips
The entrance to the museum is free every Thursday between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, as well as for children under the age of 12.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/8CNZZhhSGqg


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/t0kMANEsw_M
El Cap de Barcelona
#About the Statue by an American Pop Art Artist

The Surrealist statue of the feminine head by the famous American artist Roy Lichtenstein, was created for the Summer Olympics that were held in Barcelona in 1992. Lichtenstein was the leader of the Pop Art movement, and a large part of the art he created was inspired by comics. It is therefore not surprising that the statue is in the comic's style, and colorful.

The statue of the head was the first work of art by Lichtenstein that was created with ceramic tiles, as a dedication to Antoni Gaudi, and to his technique of such broken tiles. Until the end of the 1970's, Lichtenstein focused mostly on multi-dimensional pop art, mainly on large fabrics. Next to the typical figures and comic storylines, he used daring colors, dark and thick lines, thought bubbles, sound effects and dots to create shade.

The height of the statue is 64 meters. It stands tall on the beach at the heart of the city. The statue of the head is made of cement and ceramics. Even though the statue is simplified, it is easy to relate the statue to the head of a woman. The eyes look like long blue and black brush strikes



A Closer Look at the Statue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yTrIU8t3pA
Dona i Ocell
#About the Famous Statue of Joan Mirò

The height of the statue by the famous sculptor Joan Mirò is 22 meters tall. It is located in the Joan Mirò Park in Barcelona. The statue is part of a trilogy of art creations that were ordered from Mirò to welcome visitors to Barcelona. When visitors arrive in Barcelona by car, they can recognize the strong colors of the tiles, which characterize Mirò's style. The first creation was placed in 1968 at the airport, and the second was a large mosaic place in La Rambla. And in front of you is the third statue of the series.

The statue was created in 1983 (there are those who say it was created prior to that) and is one of the largest, and last, statues by Joan Mirò. The artist himself was not at the unveiling ceremony, since he was very ill. He passed away less than a year after that. The statue was covered with the tiles by Mirò's colleague, the artist Joan Gardy Artigas.

The work itself deals with a few repeating topics from Mirò's works - women and birds. For its phallic shape, it can be understood that the statue symbolizes the male organ, and the round hole represents the female organ. Artists working with the motifs of sexuality was not new at the time. These such statues were created from prehistoric ages, and in primitive colonies from around the world.

The statue is located at the hear of the popular and picturesque park. Joan Mirò Park is divided into two separate sections: the bottom area with vegetation, where you can see eucalyptus trees, and pine and palm trees. In the higher area there is a man-made lake, where the statue is located in its full glory.



A Closer Look at the Statue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LSHz4pMc38
Picasso Museum
#About the Museum Devoted to the Great Artist

The famous painter Pablo Picasso was born and raised in Malaga, but between 1895 and 1904 he lived in Barcelona, ​​and the truth was that these were the most prominent and important years when he created and studied art. Thanks to his connection and great love for the city, he decided to donate many of his works to the museum. After he died, Jacqueline, Picasso's widow, added many more works for the museum.

The museum was founded in 1963 and contains more than 3,500 works by Picasso from different periods. Most of them are from less known periods, especially from the time when he was a young artist at the beginning of his career and during his studies. Among the exhibits are paintings, illustrations, drawings, carvings, ceramics and more. The museum exhibit is built in chronological order, according to the cities where Picasso created his works.

Famous and recommended paintings for viewing in the museum are, for example, "The Whores of Chapel Street," "The Clown," "The Can-Can Dancers" and "Man in a Beret."

Beyond the permanent exhibition, there is also a changing exhibition that presents works by various artists, not necessarily Picasso.

During the museum's renovations, an amazing 13th-century painting depicting the conquest of Majorca was unveiled here and is now preserved in the Museum of Art of Catalonia. By the way, the popular Picasso Museum has the largest number of visitors per year and the ninth tourist site in the number of visitors to Spain as a whole.

To illustrate the enormous size of the museum, it is spread over five medieval aristocratic houses spread out around inviting and nice courtyards. In the courtyards you can see charming Gothic sculptures by sculptor Mark Spont.


#Who was Pablo Picasso?

His full name was "Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso​," this was the Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, one of the most revolutionary artists in the history of art.

Picasso was a prodigy who became a fascinating and admired artist. He did not stop exploring his artistic possibilities, tried and formulated new laws and mainly made revolutions in his creative way. He had different periods in his work and in each period he painted in a different style from the others. Among the periods in his work: the Blue Period, the Rose, the sculptural Cubism, the analytic cubism, and more.

Pablo Picasso was a revolutionary artist, the founder of Cubism in modern art, and many who consider him the most important artist of modern 20th-century art. He is also the most prolific artist of the 20th century. Today, his paintings and sculptures are considered the most expensive in the world.


#Tips

Entrance is free - every Sunday from 3:00 pm, and on the first Sunday of the month.

In the free days, it's best to arrive early, because during the days and hours when the entrance is free, there are often no tickets left.

Due to the long lines for the museum, it is recommended to reserve a museum ticket in advance.

Discounts for students up to the age of 25 and pensioners over the age of 65 are entitled to a discount.


Matadero Madrid
#About the Slaughterhouse that Became a Community Center and Modern Art

The Matadero Madrid, often just called Matadero, is a cultural center and modern gallery for contemporary art, that was born inside what used to be the city slaughterhouse of Madrid.

The Matadero opened in 2007, in the spirit of changing public buildings in many European cities into art spaces and active galleries. Instead of meat being hung up from the ceiling, today art is hung up in the large spaces, taking the place of the refrigerators that used to be here.

In the large building there are many wide open spaces, that give artists real space to work with, without constrictions on size and height.

In the Matadero you can find impressive displays of paintings, sculptors, design and video art. The projects here are of all fields and interact with artists from around the world. Music performances, of all styles and numbers, theater productions, and alternative theater make this place into a lively cultural center.




#Tips

Visit the website for Matadero, to see if they are interesting events so you won't miss anything during your visit.


A Closer Look at the Square Around the Matadero:

https://youtu.be/moxnAz_Sddk


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/bykbgXTDScw
The New Museum of Contemporary Art
#About the Museum for Contemporary Art

The museum was established in 1977 by Marcia Tucker. In the past it began operating in different places around the city, and only 30 years later did it arrive at this great building. The museum is in the Soho area, and is all dedicated to the contemporary arts. The museum building opened in 2007, in a series of events that were meant to commemorate 30 years for the museum.

The architecture of the building is very unique. It looks like 6 cubes placed on top of another. The color is bright in contrast to the other buildings in the area, and you will easily recognize it. The interesting design was planned by Japanese architects, and cost $62 million to build.

The museum began collecting in 2000, while putting an emphasis on emerging artists from around the world, on modern paintings and unique styles. The museum is proud especially in its exhibits having to do with social justice and politics, racism and other social movements.

On the top floor of the museum there is a wonderful view overlooking the area.
New Museum
#About the New Museum

The New Museum is the only one among the museums in New York that is particular about dealing with contemporary art only. It is located in south Manhattan, in Soho.

In the modern building there are 8 floors, designed by Japanese architects, and its shape looks like a pile of die, abandoned in a messy way. The floors are accessible, and provide open galleries that are flexible in how they can be showcased. The museum began collecting in 2000. Notice a bright painting on the facade of the building, the creation "Hell. Yes!!" by Ugo Rondinone.

The temporary exhibits in the museum are extremely varied, and the museum specifically puts an emphasis on upcoming artists, modern art techniques, and displaying unique and original art, outside the mainstream.



#Tips

On Thursdays between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, the entrance fee is "pay what you want."

On Saturdays and Sundays the roof is open to the public for free, and there is a wonderful view.
MoMA
#About the MoMA - Museum of Modern Art

You do not have to be an art enthusiast to tour this art museum. You can come to soak in the atmosphere, enjoy the aesthetics and the nostalgic smell of art. The Museum of Modern Art (referred to as the MoMA), is considered one of the best art museums in the world, and it is highly recommended to visit here.

The idea for establishing this museum came from "The Ladies," three well-standing women, who really wanted to create the largest modern art museum for the residents of New York.

The MoMA, built in the 1930's, was planned by Edward Durell Stone and built by Philip Goodwin. The museum was first opened to visitors in 1929. In the 1950's and 1960's a serious renovation took place here by architect Philip Johnson, who added the wonderful garden with benches. Between the years 2002 and 2004, more renovations took places as the museum doubled its size.

You can find here permanent displays, as well as temporary displays of various themes: design, photography, and sculptures. Among the displays you can see that the museum is not short of first-class art, like Vincent Van Gough's "Starry Night," Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Salvador Dali's "The Persistence of Memory," Claude Monet's "Water Lilies," Paul Cézanne's "Les Grandes Baigneuses," and more.

In addition to displays, you can arrive daily for screenings of avant-garde, classic American, and European movies.



#Tips

The entrance is free daily between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. It is a little crowded at this time, so try to get a place at the start of the line.


A Closer Look at the Modern Museum:

https://youtu.be/BDwxeGEeXeY
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