Jörn Donner, a Finnish author, politician and movie director. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today “A hundred reindeer would attract more tourists,” said Jörn Donner, a Finnish author, politician and movie director, while talking about the significance of Guggenheim Helsinki art museum. He called the project “a great hustle,” where the City of Helsinki would become the financial victim. On Wednesday night, the plans to build the museum were voted down by the Helsinki City Council, but a member of the council, Terhi Koulumies (NCP), got interested in the idea of bringing reindeer in Helsinki to attract more tourists. Terhi Koulumies. Picture: Press photo “The idea is interesting,” Koulumies said on her blog. “I decided, in the honor of Little Christmas, to find out the terms required to bring in a flock of reindeer to the capital,” she said. According to Koulumies, the most natural setting for the reindeer would be … [Read more...] about Could A Flock of Reindeer Replace the Guggenheim Art Museum in Helsinki?
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By Laman Ismayilova With its rich cultural monuments, famous artists and thinkers, Azerbaijan is a treasure trove for cultured travelers. The multitude of museums and galleries makes country's capital city Baku a special destination for all art and culture. Whether you're looking for ancient artifacts or colorful paintings visit the biggest art museum in country. National Art Museum of Azerbaijan was founded in 1937 in Baku. The museum consists of two buildings standing next to each other. Over 3,000 items in 60 rooms are on permanent display at the museum. Moreover, about 12,000 items are kept in storage. The collection of National Art Museum covers a vast span of time: archaeological vessels date from the 6-4 millennia B.C., which were discover on the territory of the different regions of Azerbaijan such as Khanlar, Mingechaur and others, ceramics of the Middle Ages, bronze and copper wares of the 11th-19th cc., unique ancient carpets, … [Read more...] about National Art Museum.Treasure trove for cultured travelers
Bucharest is an underrated art destination. But the city has a lot of potential to surprise. Alongside from the many galleries hosting exhibitions by up-and-coming artists, Bucharest’s museums are home to a large chunk of the country’s artistic heritage. Here are the best art museums to visit in Bucharest. National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) Located in the mammoth building erected by dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, formerly known as the House of the People, the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) is Bucharest’s top destination for contemporary art. The building’s tall and large halls with marble covered walls are perfectly suited for hosting some of the most innovative contemporary art installations and exhibitions in town. Make sure to check the cafe located on the top floor of the museum, and set some time aside to take in the views offered by the terrace overlooking Bucharest’s skyline. The Museum of Art Collections The Museum of Art … [Read more...] about BR’s list. Best art museums to visit in Bucharest
Published April 12, 2018 So, you’ve shopped in the shops, drank the drinks, and eaten all the food you can manage. And whilst those things are all super fun, activities and culture are the missing pieces of the puzzle for a perfect trip to Iceland. Whether it a gleaming museum or a grimy artist-run gallery, a springtime hike or a trip to try and glimpse the aurora, presenting our Best of Reykjavík 2018: Activities winners. Here, we’ll dive into the not-to-miss art museums. Best Art Museum Grandagarður 20 Newcomer: Although it’s officially a newcomer, it seems obvious that this pristine new art museum is here to stay. Housing three galleries—NÝLÓ, Kling og Bang, and an Ólafur Elíasson workshop—it was an instant hit with the local art crowd. “It’s such an amazing space,” said the panel. “There’s so much natural light, and the design is beautiful.” The variety of work on show was another … [Read more...] about Best Of Reykjavík 2018: Best Art Museum
ISTANBUL – Agence France-Presse It’s a busy afternoon at Istanbul Modern, Turkey’s premier modern art museum, and the gallery is packed with visitors taking selfies or discussing the artworks in hushed tones. Some pause in front of a massive canvas by celebrated German artist Anselm Kiefer, while others look in amazement at a masterpiece by Turkish abstract painter Fahrelnissa Zeid or gasp at iconic black and white images of old Istanbul by legendary local photographer Ara Güler. Since opening on December 11, 2004, Istanbul Modern, spectacularly situated on the Bosphorus with a view of the Ottoman-era Topkapi Palace, has become a symbol of 21st century Istanbul, open to outside influences but proud of its past. The rapid success of the museum was one of the reasons Newsweek magazine famously declared in a 2005 cover story that Istanbul was “one of the coolest cities” in the world. But within a few days of the visit, all the artworks will have been … [Read more...] about Famed Istanbul modern art museum enters new era