Museums, sculptures and embelishments

Posted: March 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

Last week we posted the Louvre,  one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited museum in the world and a historic monument.

Today we have a few more examples of leading museums in both content and beauty. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow is loved by locals and tourists alike. It vies with Edinburgh Castle to be Scotland’s most popular attraction, and is, by some margin, the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outside London.  The museum closed during World War II and its most valuable items were scattered, a fortuitous decision, when a German bomb detonated close by and caused significant damage to the building. The Kelvingrove reopened soon after the war ended and remained massively popular.

Casa Milà in Barcelona, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for ‘The Quarry’), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 1905–1910, being considered officially completed in 1912. It has just inaugurated an exhibition of more than 120 works of art by French artist Aristide Maillol.

Source: Art News

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