In November, The Denver Post reported that the City of Denver had settled with starchitect Santiago Calatrava, agreeing to pay him a $250,000 licensing fee to utilize his designs for a hotel, bridge, train station and terminal extension at Denver International Airport. The article reports that the agreement between the City and Calatrava’s design firm…
But the question remains, though, once the school field trips come and go, and the novelty of the new wears off, will this museum with its $10 admission price be appealing to a public with a millisecond attention span more interested in snapping photos with their smartphones than actually spending a sustained time looking at the paintings as Still wanted? With an art viewing public that can go to art fairs for a viewing hypermarket, is there a contemporary art lover capable of seeing the majesty in Clyfford Still’s vision?
CU Boulder Gets New Museum Visual Arts Complex joins museum, education functions
From Denver to Las Vegas, the Grammy’s to the Tobin Collection at the McNay Art Museum and updates on new grant programs for the state of Colorado and attendance results for the arts in the Mountain Region as well as a video of Embrace! at the Denver Art Museum. Leanne Goebel covers it all for adobeairstream.com.
Alas. It will take a very special buyer or someone who doesn’t care about the politics of the community to make it work.