Charles Rosenblum, the architecture critic for The Pittsburgh City Paper wrote a nice piece on the Akron Art Museum's new expansion also. He also fessed up to have never had the urge to go there before this which is the reason so many cities fall over themselves to create a "Bilbao effect."
The strange thing about the reviews I have read so far is that few seem to talk abot the actual gallery and exhibitions spaces-- the aleged reason the place exists. I think if one asked many contemporary artist's their favorite NY exhibition spaces--the modest Whitney would come out near the top- in that it seems to be a building that is well adapted to it's function.I like it but, that could be because, it's the only museum that ever gave me a free lifetime pass!!!
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