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God is in the Details, Ellworth Kelly is in the Courtyard: Sculpture Garden Opens at the SFMOMA

Over at the SF Appeal, I’ve written a brief review of the new sculpture garden at SFMOMA. Here, an excerpt from that post. Afters three years of competition, construction, and even a little controversy, the new sculpture garden at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art made its public debut on May 10th, Mother’s Day. […]

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Smithsonian Selects Adjaye for New Museum

British architect David Adjaye, in collaboration with The Freelon Group and David Brodie Bond Aedas, has been selected by the Smithsonian to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum, to be located on the National Mall near the Washington Monument, will be Adjaye’s second in the the United States. His […]

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Razing Rome’s Ara Pacis Museum

Is there any hope for Rome to become a modern city? A Reuters article from this Sunday takes a look at that very question, using the Richard Meyer’s Ara Pacis Museum as its whipping boy. the Ara Pacis Museum is a reliquary for the Ara Pacis, an ancient monument to peace commissioned by Emperor Augustus […]

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SANAA in the Glass City

Known as “The Glass City,” my home town Toledo, Ohio will soon be home to the first US building completed by Tokyo architects SANAA. Set to open in early 2006, The Glass Pavilion will house the museum’s vast collection of art glass as well as the glassmaking studios for the associated University of Toledo College […]