I LOVE to visit museums and cultural centers when I’m on tour. That said, I’m fairly skeptical about whether or not they always accomplish their stated aims. Some seem to do so admirably, and often with an innovative approach. While others, though frequently architecturally spectacular, function more as icons that brand a city or offer it some kind of status.
This will be a series of posts and essays that will continue as I visit places all over the world while I’m on tour… and perhaps some answers might emerge.
I’m starting with a very innovative space I recently visited, Inhotim in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.