Category - Museums

The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha | Notebook...

NOTE 09-Jun-2014: I’ve finally caught up with photos from my working visit last month to Doha, capital of Qatar, per capita the richest country in the world. I’ve divided them into several smaller galleries which I’ll continue...

Fourth floor walkway in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

I’m nearly caught up with my photos from my visit to Doha, Qatar last month so I decided to follow these women’s suggestion and take a break and call it a night with this one, shot at the Museum of Islamic Art. Designed by I.M. Pei...

The Museo del Banco Central, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Rumiñawi’s Perch: The Coolest...

This is Rumiñawi, a 16th century Inca warrior who has pride of place on the facade of the Museo Antropológico del Banco Central in Guayaquil. I didn’t see a portrait more confident, fierce and proud in all of Ecuador, warranting this...

Vase, Huari Transitional Period, AD 800-1300, Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, Cusco, Peru

Cubism, pre-Columbian Style

This depiction of a wild-eyed, snickering warrior caught my eye the other day at the Museo de Arte Precolombino, or Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, in Cusco. At least 600 years before Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso came this small vase created...

Museum of Too Modern Art, near Litija Slovenia

35 Minutes at the Museum of Too Modern Art

At a quick glance, Tomaž Drnovšek–Vinči’s roadside home and barn in Spodnji Hotič, a village just a few kilometers north of Litija, isn’t too different from many others you’ll typically find in smaller off-the-beaten path...

Gates of Hell, Zurich

Quickie at The Gates of Hell

When a google doodle reminded me this morning that Rodin would have been 172 today, I finally found a use for this rainy day snippet of a bronze of The Gates of Hell that rests in front of the Kunsthaus Zurich. Aren’t you glad? I am...

From 'The Cube', a sound installation by Jun-Seub Sim

120 Seconds in Sim Jun-Seub’s Cube

Here’s your two minutes of Zen for today which reminded me of the 1980s band The Art of Noise. Not their music so much, but just the name. That’s all. This is from The Cube, a sound installation by Jun-Seub Sim which I experienced...