Thursday, April 07, 2016
What to do with a boring space
I have a love - hate relationship with the Hirshhorn Museum. The building building is a modernist masterpiece. The lower level of the space had long been under whelming. I like modern and contemporary art, well some of it. Hence it is a love - hate relationship.
A real weak spot in the space was the lower level lobby, for decades it was a 20 foot tall, 2,000 square foot blank white space. Well they have done a few things. They moved the bookstore/art/gift shop down from the ground floor lobby into the lower lobby. They also decorated the space with words. Art you walk on and can touch. Art that makes you think.
Too bad the installation occupying the rest of the lower level is a waste of carbon atoms.