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Convention Center and DAM (Denver Art Museum)
Are you in Denver now? Welcome!
One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong. Can you tell which one of these is not like the other, before our song is done?
Why did the chicken cross the road?To put some distance between himself and blue bear..
"Cityscapes."I already had my doubts that a giant blue bear mounting a steel and glass tower shits in the woods, if that's what you mean.
We went through Cheyenne, not Denver. The altitude gives The Blonde headaches.PS That bear is even worse than the stupid clothespin they have in Center City Philadelphia.
So Denver has one of those municipal "Kick Me" art museums too?How long before an architect designs one that looks like Minnie Pearl's hat and dangles the actual multimillion dollar price tag from it.
I've been trying to email txt to an Iphone and my google attempts have failed.. if anybody knows a way i would really appreciate letting me in on this big secret.
I can txt from my fhone.. but why swim when you can sail?
Photo #1: OMG, something or somebody pushed over a building!Photo #2: Now I understand, the city is being attacked by giant blue bears.
I can't bear to look at modern architecture.
I know what you mean.. specially when cities (like this one) allow load bearing walls.. for homeless blue bears. That glass gives way.. it could hurt blue bear.
"That glass gives way.. it could hurt blue bear."Yes I doubt blue bear could bear the brunt.
Why cant blue bear just sleep it off at a b&b.. but no he has to go on a brawling binge.
@Chip Ahoy: (if he's still around): I wondered if Charlie Brown's Bar & Grill is still in business there in Denver. Fond memories--and non memories.
Why cant blue bear just sleep it off at a b&b.. but no he has to go on a brawling binge.A great question during the Beer festival.
Dobernan Breakfast in Bed
Museum commissions are architects' wet dreams. As museum jobs are usually private ventures funded by one-tenth percenters, or the widows of one-tenth percenters, the architect can ply their creative vision without the pushback they get on other jobs. For instance, on public buildings, they have to take input from politicians and the public. On private buildings funded by businessmen, they are forced to do conventional designs as the businessmen want square footage that can be leased out. Museum job budgets are usually a little more open-ended, too. That's why you wind up with a lot of unconventional buildings (Denver art museum, Walker art center in MN, Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, and if you want to see something really out there, see the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia Spain).
I much prefer the blue bear to the mothership-landing-art-gallery. There's humor in the bear. The gallery's just ugly.And don't lecture me that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It's ugly and we all recognize that. Some will approve of it (heartily, in many cases) because, for some reason, they like to poke sticks in our eyes.Art galleries and college campi are the repositories of the ugliest architecture man has created. What's the common denominator?
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