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National Archaeological Museum
National Archaeological Museum
#About the National Archeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum of Greece is located in Athens, and is without a doubt among the most important archeological museums in Greece. If you have the time or the patience for just one museum while you are in Athens, we recommend the National Archaeological Museum.

The museum was opened in 1874 and is located in a very impressive building, built for the museum. Inside are a variety of ancient Greek treasures, through its different periods, more varied than any other museum in the world.

Here, for example, are rare accessories from the island of Santorini, ivory and bronze statues, as well as frescoes from the 16th century, the 'Mask of Agamemnon,' molding from gold, and other creations from the Island of Mykonos, display items from the Mycenaean period, and ancient items from the Island of Delos, and more.


#Tips

For those 18 years or younger, entrance is free.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/kmsC6-zjyas
Greek Folk Art Museum
Greek Folk Art Museum
#About the Museum of Cultural Greek Art

The Greek Folk Art Museum was established in 1918 and displays handmade Greek artifacts.

The museum, whose name Greek Folk Art Museum was only chosen in 1959, has 4 sections. Each section is located in a different place in the city:

The central building - displays folk art exhibits, including ceramics, wood carvings, metal, cloths, embroidery, and religious items. There is an exhibit here for traditional dress for men and women from all around Greece. Displayed in this section are costumes for a masked ball, holiday wear, clothes worn during festivals and special occasions, and also costumes for theater. Additionally, you will see here works of silver that were created for churches and everyday uses, as well as huge collections of beautiful jewelry unique to Greece.

The building on 22 Panos Street - this building is in the Plaka, it presents the main and permanent exhibition. This is the museum's main building in Plaka, where the museum offices sit, with lecture halls and its own library.

Tzisdaraki Mosque - this was a mosque that was built during the Turkish rule over Athens, and today displays the Greek folk ceramic collection of Greece. The mosque is located in Monastiraki Square.

Bath House of the Winds - this was an ancient bath house located in the Plaka, and is from the Turkish rule over the city of Athens. It is unclear where the name Bath House of the Winds came from. Regardless, this is the only public bathhouse left of ancient Athens.


#Tips

The entrance is free for anyone under 19 years old, and students from the European Union.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Ro-kKQcC3wQ
Goulandris Museum
Goulandris Museum
#About the Museum that Displays Art from the Cycladic Islands

The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art is a museum that presents mostly the ancient art of the people of the Cycladic Islands. These are Greek Islands located in the Aegean Sea, these comprise of more than 200 islands, their art is interesting and unique to its era.

The archeological finds here demonstrate the quality of the ancient Cycladic culture, who, from 3200 BC up to 2000 BC flourished on these islands. The findings here include about 200 objects from a couple of collectors named Nicolas and Aikaterini Goulandris. The museum, as you probably understand, is named after this couple.

The Cycladic collections, the most important in the museum, mainly include stone figures, stone utensils, and ceramics from the 3rd century BC. The main features are the Cycladic statues, recognized by their white body figures and their angular faces, without eyes.

The four floors of the museum are divided by periods, and only some of the floors are dedicated to art from the Cycladic Islands. The upper floors include ancient Greek art and reliefs from the former civilizations of Cyprus.

In the museum you can see Greek Amphorae and vases, ancient and beautiful that usually include drawn figures in the colors red and black. Near them you can see cylindrical stone beads from the 4th century BC, ceramic jars from the 13th century BC, a two-neck drinking container from Cyprus from the 3rd century BC, and more.

If you will exit to the beautiful garden you will see, adjacent to the beautiful museum building the Stathatos Mansion. This building is designed in the neo-classical style at the end of the 19th century, by the famous architect Ernst Ziller. Today this is a wing in the museum, where the museum offices are located, and also hosts some temporary exhibits.




#Tips

Entrance for anyone under the age of 19, or anyone with disabilities enters for free.

On Mondays, entrance is free to all visitors.

Souvenirs at the souvenir shop in the museum are very expensive. You can purchase imitations of Cycladic sculptures at a much lower price at souvenir shops in the Plaka district.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/CfutABp9C8w
Israel Museum
Israel Museum
#About the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

The Israel Museum is the largest and most important museum in Israel. The museum, founded in 1965 and located in Givat Ram in Jerusalem, is considered one of the largest museums in the world. With a variety of collections in areas such as archeology, Judaica, ethnography, Israeli art and the art of the world, there are over half a million art objects from all over the world, from the birth of humanity to the present.

There are quite a few famous masterpieces of great artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh, Monet, Gaugin, Cezanne, Marcel Duchamp, Picasso, Dalí, Magritte, Warhol and many others. The sculpture garden features sculptures by the great Western sculptors, including some of the most important artists in the history of art, such as August Rodin, Jacques Lifshitz and Klaus Oldenburg.

In the Israel Museum you can see among other things the oldest mask in the world. This is a stone mask that was found in the Judean Desert and was discovered from over 9,000 years ago.

The Museum, considered the largest cultural institution in Israel and the largest and most comprehensive museum in the Middle East, is constantly exhibiting temporary exhibits, some of which are very intriguing and exhibit the world's leading works of art and artifacts.

A special building in the museum is the Shrine of the Book. Here are the oldest manuscripts in the world of the Bible, most of which are more than 2,000 years old and most of which are written in Hebrew, as opposed to a small part written in Aramaic and Greek, the most important of which are the Dead Sea Scrolls. Click on the tag "The Shrine of the Book".

The museum also has an impressive and very detailed model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.


A Closer Look at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem:

https://youtu.be/DoJ5IDH-p-g



Explanation in Different Languages:

https://youtu.be/Ll35rn7ROeM

Museums

Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie
The National Museum in Warsaw
#About Poland's Main Art Museum

The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie) presents a huge number of items, approximately 830,000, and a variety of exhibitions dealing with ancient Egyptian art, early Egyptian art, medieval art, decorative art and more. The museum also has a number of exhibits related to Jewish culture and history.

Among the items you can see here are paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, coins and more. The museum was originally founded in 1862 and is now considered one of the oldest museums in the country. It has 7 permanent exhibitions and quite a few changing exhibitions.

The museum's large building was built in the early 1930's in an Italian Fascist style. In the courtyard, you will be greeted by the museum fountain. Many visitors come to the museum every day, including schoolchildren and students.

Be sure to pay particular attention to the museum's real gem, the work of Polish national artist Jan Matyko, "The Battle of Grunewald," of 1878, which describes the Polish victory over the Teutons. You cannot miss the painting because of its sheer size, about ten meters wide and about four meters high.



#Tips

On Thursdays, entrance is free between 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/UAZIAYDDydI
Muzeum Historii ydw Polskich
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
#About the Museum Named Poland

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich), also known as the Polish Museum, is a museum that tells the history of the Jews in Poland, from the first immigration to Poland, to present day.

The museum was built in what was the only area in the former Jewish Quarter that was left without construction. Here, in the past, the Warsaw Ghetto was situated, right at the site where the Judenrat headquarters stood during the war. It is right next to Anielewicz Street and opposite the monument of the sculptor Nathan Rapaport, in memory of the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Even if the museum dedicates a significant part to the Holocaust, it also deals quite a bit with other periods in the history of the connection between the Jews and Poland. In fact, the museum tells about the history of Polish Jewry, starting in the 13th century, and does it right through innovative technology that creates interest.

Although it has an interactive part, which offers activities with computer screens, the museum is not really intended for young children.



#Museum Exhibits

The museum has a permanent exhibition that presents 1,000 years of Jewish history, formerly the largest Jewish community in the world.

The permanent exhibition is divided into 8 spaces representing different historical periods, beginning with the Middle Ages of Polish Jewry, the Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Union, the Second Polish Republic, the Holocaust and the postwar period.

Here are the museum's wings:

Forest - the escape of the Jews from persecution in Western Europe to Poland, which was the largest house for Jews in Europe.

Middle Ages- the first Jewish settlers in Poland. Descriptions of Abraham ben Jacob, from the 10th century of the Polish state under the first ruler of Yashko, the first ruler of Poland.

Golden Age - in the 15th and 16th centuries, the rich culture of Polish Jewry, which enjoyed religious tolerance, and developed. It ended with the pogroms of the Khmelnytsky revolt, which is represented as a symbolic flame of fire.

Towards a State - In the 17th and 18th centuries, typical suburbs develope near cities with a Jewish majority.

Modernity - Polish Jewry divided in the 19th century succeeds in the industrial revolution in Poland, developing and meeting modern anti-Semitism, which will accompany them from here.

The Street - Between the two world wars, the second golden age of Polish Jewry was created, and a developed Jewish culture was created in Poland.

Holocaust - the horrors of the Holocaust, which puts the Jews of Warsaw in Ghettos and annihilates 90% of Polish Jewry.

Post-War - after 1945, with the departure of most Holocaust survivors from Poland, the Soviet takeover and the anti-Semitic campaign sponsored by the Communist authorities, until the end of communism and the revival of the small Jewish community in Poland.



#Tips

Admission to the museum on Thursdays is free.

The entrance is until 4:00 pm.

The tour lasts about two hours.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/vnJophbUnDg
Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina
Frederic Chopin Museum
#About the Interactive Museum in Memory of the Genius Polish Pianist

The Frederic Chopin Museum (Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina) is dedicated to a cultural hero, a source of pride for Warsaw and the whole Polish nation. It represents a wide variety of items that have been collected in the 1930's, while the greatest composer in the history of Poland was still alive.

The museum, considered today one of the more modern museums in Europe, displays items through technological attractions, and showcases the life, history and works of the composer known for the Polonaise, the Minuets and his beloved waltzes. The museum gives a glimpse into the world of one of the most prominent composers of the Romantic period, and visitors feel like Chopin's guests. Visitors can experience the short but impressive course of his life and hear his works in an experiential way.

The museum has collected many items from Chopin's life, the largest Chopin collection in the world, that began being assembled in 1934, and continues to grow today. Over 5,000 items here are connected to Chopin, such as statues, paintings and photos of him, sheet music, letters, authentic trinkets and souvenirs, hand-written documents by Chopin, personal belongings that he used in his daily life, and even his last piano, from the 1940's.

Among the more sentimental items, there are photos of Chopin in his PJ's, photos of his last moments while laying down on his deathbed, curls from the genius's hair, and dried flowers that had been kept from his sickbed.



#Tips

On Sundays entrance is free.

The museum hosts many concerts and recitals. Take a look at the schedule on the museum website linked below.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/HBFQv2kxVE0



Chopin's Ballad in G minor from the film "The Pianist":

https://youtu.be/jHfQCfUTlXE



Waltz to Chopin's "Spring":

https://youtu.be/Mo2BbAS_4bs
Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments
Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments
#About the Museum with the Torture Tools from the Middle Ages

The Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments is located in the middle of the Old City of Prague and displays a variety of torture tools, mostly used by the royal house and the catholic church of the Middle Ages. Those who love horror movies, will probably love this place.

In the museum, located in a dark and mysterious basement, what empowers the reluctant experience, the museum displays about 100 torture tools, used by Catholic examiners to identify traitors and criminals and those who had sinned against the Church or committed heresy.

For everything to be clear, there are dozens of photos, of the different kinds of torture practiced, and of the cruel methods of executions. They explain in detail how the equipment shown here was used to inflict suffering on interrogees and defendants, until they confessed or passed away.

There are also almost-human wax figures, which illustrate the torture in a pathetic and horrifying way. The sound effects that resonate throughout the basement do not make it difficult to imagine the suffering that the people here knew. Sad, and filling us with joy that this age has passed.



#What Can Be Seen at the Museum?

Among the terrible torture tools displayed in the two-floor museum, are items like body stretching, head pressing tools, equipment for cutting off organs, equipment that stings and stabs nails, scratches and removes the skin and more. The amount of imagination required to invent such cruel instruments and the morbid head of their planners evokes sad thoughts about faith and religion and what is between them.



#Tips

There is a combine ticket for both museums - the wax and the torture, located very close to one another.

There are also family tickets available for a discount, and cheaper tickets for children, students, and retirees.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/99wTqayY8-I


Computerspielemuseum
Computerspiele Museum
#About the Museum for Computer Enthusiasts and Computer Games

The Museum of Computer Games in Berlin (Computerspielemuseum) had two periods. It was first opened in 1997 and operated for 3 years. It then became an online museum only and reopened in 2011 in Berlin's Friedrichshain neighborhood. It is relatively small and not very well known in the city, but a great place to spend time with the children.

This museum holds a permanent exhibition of interactive digital culture. A total of 30 international exhibitions have been held here, and today it holds one of Europe's largest collections of software and entertainment hardware (computer games). More than 300 interactive exhibits present the history of computer games, with more than 300 consoles and computer systems, 10,000 magazines, books, art objects and videos.

In 2011 an exhibition was opened, teaching about the development of computer games in the 21st century. 300 exhibits spread over 670 square meters. The exhibition focuses on the techniques of the game as well as the results of digitalization socially and individually.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-EKCoSjJ6o
Museo Delle Carrozze D'epoca
#About the Museum that Displays Historical Carriages

If you are looking for a light attraction in Rome, combining intriguing antiquities for both children and adults, this is the perfect museum.
Here you will find more than 300 antique carriages, decorated and stylized, collected here from all over Italy.

In addition to the wide variety of carriages, there are also weapons and other antiques. The toys from different periods are of special interest to children. They give a lot of pleasure and enjoyment to children and those young in their hearts –adults with a nostalgia for the toys of old.

Pay particular attention to the chariots in the museum that have appeared in the films, such as those used to film the movie Gladiator.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/7XQojXljcFo
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
#About the Museum

The Immigration Museum on Ellis Island helps visitors learn about the past of people who immigrated to the United States, and this attraction is fit for the whole family. The museum opened in 1990, and is located in an impressive 3-story building. The planner of the building replicated the look and feel of the building that stood here in the 20rth century.

The island was used by the immigration department of the United States, and through here about 12 million immigrants passed, on their way to New York, at the end of the 19th century and towards the beginning of the 20th century. Back then, 98% were allowed to enter the United States, and about 2% were returned to their home countries.

The process of immigrating to the United States took about half a day - it began with a medical exam (to ensure that whoever entered was healthy and not bringing in any disease or illnesses), afterward, a personal interview where immigrants had to explain their reasons for coming to America. Stories tell that back then the immigration building was neglected, and the police force scared the immigrants.

The interactive museum has documents, photos, videos and even theater pieces. There is a monument where 420,000 families of immigrants were commemorated.

The Museum and Ellis Island:

https://youtu.be/wckFtoHSqKw
Museum of Jewish Heritage
#About the Jewish Museum of New York

The Museum of Jewish Heritage, located in southern Manhattan, is a living and moving monument for the Holocaust. It was opened in 1997, and was dedicated to the research of Jewish history, community life and culture at the beginning of the 20th century. The museum succeeds in telling the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Jews who experienced it for themselves, with personal items and photographs.

The hexagon shaped building points to the six corners of the Star of David, and in parallel reminds of the 6 million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust.

In the museum are two big permanent exhibits about Jewish culture. There are also many temporary exhibits here. There are no less than 800 items of art, 2,000 photos and videos of different people interviewing for the museum. The museum holds performances, music concerts, lectures, and discussions for the entire family. Outside the museum building is a garden, named "Stone Garden," where 18 stones are presented, each with containing a miniature oak tree that grows out of stone.

In 2005 the museum received a $20 million donation from the New York Cares Organization to promote education and knowledge. At the same time, the museum acts as an extension for the Auschwitz Synagogue in Poland.
Children's Museum of the Arts
#About the Museum

What a pleasure to take the little ones to a museum dedicated to them! The Children's Art Museum in New York is suitable for children from 10 months to 12 years. Children here will find themselves creating together with art teachers paintings, sculptures, textile works, stop motion, animations and more.

All these are part of the mission that this wonderful museum has taken upon itself - to promote love and understanding of art among children. The museum also includes programs for children with learning disabilities, adopted children or those who have no home.

The Children's Museum of the Arts was established in 1988 by Kathleen Schneider. It was placed in Charlton Street in New York, and spread on 10,000 square meters. The museum preserves over 2,000 items of children art, created in 50 countries starting in 1930.

The museum is considered to be a great attraction for the whole family, especially if the family enjoys art and art education. Have fun!
City Fire Museum
#About the Firefighter's Museum

The City Fire Museum was established in 1904, in a building where the New York firefighter station was located. There is a reason that the city's firefighters are called heroes. After the 9/11 terror attack they acted bravely to rescue many from the ruins, and many even sacrificed their own lives in the process. The American nation gives them the respect they deserve, and today many visitors come to the museum.

In the museum you can learn about the history of the firefighting station that has been operating for over 100 years, you will see exhibits and documents that glorify the name of the New York firefighters, and even honor those who perished in the terrible terror event, in a monument displaying their pictures and stories. You will also see antique fire trucks, medals of excellence and firefighting equipment.
Tenement Museum
#About the Musem that Takes You Back to the 19th-Century East-Side

The museum, located on Orchard Street, sits in an ancient building built in the mid-19 century. The building has 5 floors dedicated to the lives of the immigrants who came to New York. The renovated apartments had been tended, and furniture was placed to showcase the lives of the immigrants, and the standing of the worker's status. You can also take a peek at the Lower East Side culture and the influence of the immigrants who arrived in the United States in the 19th century.

It is interesting that the original residents of the building took part in the renovations of the building, and expressed the stories of their lives. Among everything you can hear audio recordings of people who lived and grew up here. Like an Italian-American woman, who grew up in one of the apartments, and she describes how she did her homework on the kitchen table while her mom cooked dinner.

If you want a complimentary experience, every tour is given by actors who act as if they were immigrants from that time.
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.
Whitney Museum of American Art
#About the Museum for American Art

The museum was established in 1931, and has over 12,000 items of modern art, displayed in different mediums. The Whitney Museum of American Art is in New York and is one of the most popular modern art museums.

The museum was established by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who was a well-known sculptor and collector of American artists. By 1929, she had already collected 700 pieces of art by modern artists, and tried to show it to the general public when she offered the collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan refused the donation and requirements by Whitney. She did not let go of the motion to show her collection to the public, and decided to established a museum herself, to show her collection.

During the founding, Flora Payne, Gertrude's daughter, was the curator. As the years went by, she filled more and more important roles in the frame of the museum (President and Chairman of the Museum). The museum was kept in the family, with prominent roles being taken by Gertrude's grandchildren.

In 1966 the museum moved to Madison Avenue in Manhattan. This building was planned by architects Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith between 1963-1966. In 2015 it was moved to its current location, at the start of the High Line, planned by the famous architect Renzo Piano. Every two years the museums hosts an event called Biennale, an event dedicated to current art.



#Distress of the Musem Location

The Whitney Museum is one of the leading museums in the modern art sector, and it has many private collections. It is not by accident that it has moved too often in the past, for it lacks in display spaces, and its inability to properly display its collections to the public.

To try to solve this problem, temporary exhibits were displayed in different buildings, and openings official museum chapters around the city, but this was still not enough to give an answer to the problem. The most successful answer was a lot that was found on the southern edge of the High Line, where Renzo Piano planned the museum to contain double the display space the museum had before.

Today, the museum is located in a neighborhood that is slowly become more and more a tourist destination. The area is full of galleries, and is located in the heart of culture and entertainment. This provides the museum the opportunity to widen its crowd of visitors, and give more people the opportunity to be exposed to the respected collection.

The large spaces, inside and out, the great lighting, a new crowd of visitors - all these ensure that the museum's new location is, after all, the best for it.


#Architecture of the Museum

The Whitney Museum has existed for about 85 years. In 2015 it was opened for the fourth time, at a new location next to the High Line. The museum building was designed and planned by the architect Renzo Piano. It is interesting mostly for the division it causes its visitors.

On the ground floor, the walls are transparent and give the feeling of proximity to the street. There is an attempt to make it so the street will "walk through" the museum, and will not give an impression of change from the street to the museum. The clear glass panels are held with stainless steel cables.

Between the floors 1-4 are different museum rooms: study rooms, offices, an auditorium, and more. Between floors 5-8 you will find the display halls. The large space between the ground floor and the exhibition spaces is traversed by elevators that feed them directly to the relevant floor. The stairwells of the building are partly located in internal spaces and some are external. This allows you to look at impressive statues set against an urban backdrop. Original and unusual.

The planners and curators encourage proper use of the museum's structure, as an important tool in presenting the work and exposing it to visitors. The classic concrete floors were replaced by strips of recycled pine wood, which allow artists to use them for the purposes of the works. The exposed steel angles located along the ceiling allow heavy works to be hung. The fifth floor, the first of the exhibit floors, was built as an open space with no columns, to provide space for different installments, according to the exhibit needs.


Brooklyn Children's Museum
#About the Children's Museum in Brooklyn

You are in the first museum established in New York, especially for children. The museum was established in 1899 and is among the earliest museums in the world, specific for children. And so, up to today the museum is oriented to children and does a great job at evoking curiosity, creativity, and a sense of self-expression.

At the Brooklyn Children's Museum there are a variety of activities and challenges for kids, whose purpose is to expose kids at an early age to things like art, nature, human beings, especially those of far away from more exotic lands.

There is so much variety that it is hard to describe it all. Examples of activities? There is a costume section with a stage for performances, toys for toddlers and a sandbox, a section with kitchen utensils that have become musical instruments, and a special section for babies.

One of the corners that kids really love, is the stores and restaurants areas. These have all been adjusted to kid height, and it lets children act like adults, so they can either go grocery shopping, and fill a cart with stuff, or some can enter the workforce and make Italian pizzas.



#Tips

During the summer months the museum has water activities for children, so be sure to bring an extra set of clothes.

We recommend coming with children between the ages of 5 - 6 years old.

The museum is closed on Mondays.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/2v6LfygMI3M
American Museum of Natural History
#About the Natural History Museum of New York

One of the most important museums in the United States is the American Museum of Natural History. It is located in Central Park West Ave in Manhattan. The museum was established in 1869, originally located in the arsenal building, until moving to its current location in 1974. The museum includes 25 buildings where there are permanent and temporary exhibits. For its massive size, the museum holds up to 30 million items on display.

The museum is famous mainly for its Dioramas (3D models), the displayed stuffed animals in their natural habitat: animals from Asia, Africa, and North America. Near these displays are also displays of fossils, meteor remains, diamonds and minerals. In the Ocean Hall there is a life-size model of a blue whale. In the permanent exhibits there is a space exhibit, science and historical fossils, and among these dinosaur skeletons.

There is a Planetarium in the museum showing a three-dimensional view of space, with a spectacular audio-visual display and show about the universe.

The museum is a classic children's museum, however, adults will also find a lot to be fascinated with here. The museum has over 1,200 workers and managers and conducts about 100 researches every year.

Entrance fees to the museum are on a donation base only, but it is common to leave 5 dollars at least.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxPCFljwJws
The Frick Collection
#About the Museum

This special museum, located at the palace of a rich industrialist, Henry Frick, is considered one of the most beautiful museums in the city. Henry Frick was a great art collector, that was also the head of the company Carnegie Steel. The palace was the prestigious home of his family members, and the most grandeur in the area, even though almost all the homes on Fifth Avenue were mansions or private exclusive clubs.

The impressive artistic collection, with about 1,000 items, the entire family collected together. Among the collections are ancient furniture and art pieces by famous artists such as Degas and Rembrandt. The pieces are scattered throughout the 16 halls of the museum.

The museum itself is small and pretty and was designed by architects Carrère & Hastings in 1914. In 1935 the architect John Russell Pope expanded the building to fit it to a place for the public. The building is in the neo-Classic style, and the garden was planned according to the model of a Roman atrium, with palm trees in the garden. In the courtyard, you will also see a round music hall used for concerts and conferences.




A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/_SEtCYsD-WA


Walkthrough of the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3rGlSZuQg
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 artists 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
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אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

שלום,
נראה שכבר הכרתם את אאוריקה. בטח כבר גיליתם כאן דברים מדהימים, אולי כבר שאלתם שאלות וקיבלתם תשובות טובות.
נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.