Gehry Backlash

The original for 10,000 wannabes

The Weisman certainly doesn’t get the mindshare that the Guggenheim Bilbao does. I’ve read quite a bit of prose that perpetuates the idea of the Guggenheim just “springing forth” as a new direction when in reality the Weisman was “completed” four years earlier. Of course in reality the Weisman was only truly finished in the fall of 2011 with the opening of a long planned addition. Prior to the additon, the interior of the Weisman was …. well, limp. (Seems to be a theme *cough* Walker *cough* Guthrie *cough*). The new galleries provide of an ‘aha’ moment as one realizes that an unseen piece of the puzzle has fallen into place providing much better flow and feeling.

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