Sunday, February 24, 2008

deutsche guggenheim



The deutsche guggenheim might be smaller than expected (only 5500sq/ft gallery) consisting of two medium sized main rooms and a small gift shop, but the exhibitions are concise, tightly curated and a refreshingly easy to digest. The museum sits in the bottom floor of Deutsche Bank, a major arts supporter and collection company (boasts over 50,000 works in its collection). Most big-time museums go with the motto "bigger is better" but this museum extension in germany carefully considers its shows, which are more in line with a regular gallery's format of single artists and themed exhibitions, to better make use of the space.

For better pictures and info on the current show, True North, go here.












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Oh, and then there's the gift shop, which you can also access online. I got this very handy, funny shopper bag for only 5 euro and have already scored compliments from some very fashionable germans! This could be my new favorite, cheap find!

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