Museums of September 11, Cooper Hewitt or the Whitney in New York at first glance do not appear to have nothing in common. The first documents the impact and significance of the attacks in the United States in 1993 and 2001. The second is dedicated to the development and design history. The third displays the most diverse works of American artists of the 20 and 21 centuries nothing resembling it? In terms of content, no. However, they share the fact that they opened (or re-opened) its doors less than two years ago.
That’s significant, as we accompany the reality that we live: a period in which the technology is able to promote many transformations; each of these museums represents works in ways that begin to get away from the conventional. The Metropolitan continues to attract visitors who travel back in time with its wonderful exhibitions. However, the Met still fits into a pattern which these three museums are no longer part completely.
Modern, innovative and hightec, explore interactivity with the public, with shares of the same to make sense of the works and the architecture of two periods, using digital fabrics and audiovisual. These elements are not new, but put in evidence the museums of the world contemporary. Beyond the MoMa and Guggenheim, who is going to New York you should include these museums on your itinerary. It is important to be attentive to detail, and it is these that make all the difference.
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Opened in May 2014, this museum seeks to examine the implications and meanings for two events in 1993 and 11 September 2001, in the United States, based on documentation on the impact of the attacks. The memorial itself reveals grief of the affected families and the entire country. In one of the rooms it is possible to attend the testimony of relatives of the victims, survivors and others.
These respondents have where they were and how they felt when the attacks happened; their perceptions of events and how it is reflected in American society – also, at this time, the importance of analyzing both from outside and from inside the country. Those who visit the memorial can also record your testimony of the facts if they wish.
Museum Cooper Hewitt is the only one in the United States devoted exclusively to design, from antiquity to the present day. Founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, in the mansion of tycoon Andrew Carnegie in 1976 – where it still remains. After-million pound refurbishment, the museum was closed for nearly three years to reopen in December 2014.
With more than 210,000 objects, the museum has some new features. Visitors can register works they like with a pen, reading a code, and then access them online.
However, you can create or design objects on walls by means of a digital canvas and meet incredible initiatives responding to questions or proposals for collective improvement of the urban environment.
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With nine floors, glass walls, a whirlpool rooms and more open gallery in New York, the Whitney reopened in Lower Manhattan in May this year. The museum, which houses works of talented American artists, was founded in 1930 for a collector Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Created to give space and visibility to generate modern art and – today – contemporary, the museum has entered a new phase between the Hudson River and High Lane. The audience increases the value of the works (not just interactive installations) in the extent that the new building does too. Even the stairs are presented in the form of art: illuminated by a delicate shade lamps.