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Weirdest Museums Around The World

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Museums are usually exhibiting great art of some worldwide recognized artist getting thousands of visitors by year. Some artists decided to build a new museum concept around the world with the idea of showing a different point of view of arts, creating the 10 weirdest museums around the world:

  1. Currywurst Museum, Berlin
  2. Parasite Museum, Tokyo
  3. Museum of Funeral Carriages, Barcelona
  4. Dog Collar Museum, Leeds Castle, Kent
  5. Phallus Museum, Iceland
  6. Paris Sewers Museum, Paris
  7. The Museum of Bad Art, Boston
  8. Museum of Witchcraft, Cornwall
  9. Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, Rome
  10. Torture Museum, Amsterdam

Strange Places for Art Galleries

Art Galleries are usually located in greatest location or important museums. Artist like the Photographer Andreas Frank or Sam Pulitzer and Mathieu Malouf try to take art to unexpected places to make the experience enjoin the art in 10 strange places for Art Galleries:

  1. Nashville’s Smallest Art Gallery (NSAG)
  2. William Gallery, New York
  3. Art on Track, Chicago
  4. The Boston Museums of Fine Art
  5. Redemption Gallery, Michigan
  6. Shoebox L.A.
  7. The Homeless Museum of Art, New York
  8. Bosnian Nuclear Bunker, Yugoslavia
  9. The Underbelly, Paris
  10. The Vandenberg: Life Below the Surface, Florida
Currywurst Museum, Berlin

Currywurst Museum

 

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Top 10 Art Galleries in Europe

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New York is probably one of the cities with more Art Galleries and Art Museums in the US. Recognized museums in this city are part of a set of places where art lovers enjoy of big exhibitions from the world greatests artists. Metropolitan Museum of Art is well known a an art place with collection features Greek, Roman, African, ancient Egyptian and Byzantine galleries, as well as modern American art, and paintings and sculptures of the European masters.

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New Your City, USA

Washington DC is reference city in the US with approximately more that 20 art galleries and museums in the DC Area. National Gallery of Art, established in 1937 in National Mall, have an important collection of the primary art representations like Paul Mellon, Ailsa Mellon Bruce or Lessing J. Rosenwald. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, are part of the main collection of this Art Museum.

Los Angeles (California), Chicago (Illinois) and Boston (Massachusetts) can be named in the list of the most important Art Museums in the US.

Top 10 art museums in Europe

USA is not the only country that gives an important roll to the art. European art museums are very recognized for the art insdutry:

  1. Spain – Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  2. France – Louvre
  3. Australia – The Museum of Art History of Vienna
  4. England – British Museum
  5. France – The Musee d’Orsay
  6. Vatican City – The Vatican Museum
  7. Russia – The State Hermitage Museum
  8. Netherlans – Rijksmuseum
  9. Germany – Museum Island
  10. Russia – State Historical Museum

 

MOCA’s New Museum Director

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Luis Velazquez

Phillipe Vergne is the name of the new director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Vergnes was unanimously elected and the announcement was officially made those recent days of January. Besides, Vergnes is replacing Jeffrey Deitch who resigned on September 2013.

Dia Art Foundation in New York was the place in which Phillipe Vergne was working before being named the new MOCA’s Director. Through a statement, Vergne said how honor he was feeling for being elected to occupy this difficult, but amazing place.

2008 was a difficult year for the museum because it had to be closed. However, a millionaire donation was made by Eli Broad, so the museum could open again, but things in the contemporary museum are not that easy and that is why the previous director resigned two years before his contract ends.

Strength, knowledge and more is what Phillipie Vergne is expected to give in the Museum of Contemporary Art. “I am honored to be joining MOCA. I have admired its collection and programs throughout my career and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this great institution into its next phase and to return to Los Angeles with my family to my wife’s native city.”, Phillipe Vergne said in a statement.

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Folk Art Museum Building Is Going To Be Demolish

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Luis Velazquez

Museumof Modern Art (MoMA) is planning to expand its territory and as part of this planning is the demolition of the Folk Art Museum Building that has been part of the museum since many years ago. However, it has become important for the MoMa to expand in order to offer more things.

Architects are in charge of this new restructuration and it was through a press release where the announcement was made. In this press statement it was said that those plans are “the result of a diligent and thoughtful six-month study and design process that explored all options for the site”.

Demolitions are not the only thing that MoMA’s owner are going to do, it is also expected that a tower near to the museum would be taken in order to continue with the expansion fo the museum.

Free Spaces is what it is expected to have in those new places that are going to be taken and demolished. So, if you were thinking it was not that good probably this would make you change your mine. It has become really difficult finding free museums or art collections in the US, but that is what it is trying to be changed in MoMa.

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The mystery of the ordinary in the MoMA Museum

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Luis Velazquez

When it is about art it seems that artists will never die. This time, René Magritte – one of the most important painters of the 20th century- will be in an exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

This is a selection of photos and commercial work from the artist. The MoMA Museum is known because of the greatness of its exhibitions so this seems to be a big one too. The gallery will be open for the public since January 12, 2014.

Source: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1322