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Posts by Raul Barreneche

Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton Opens in Paris
The latest must-see attraction in Paris floats like a cloud of glass above the treetops of the Bois de Boulogne. The Fondation Louis Vuitton, devoted to c... Read More
Fall 2014's Must-See Art and Architecture Openings
Art New York City "Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, celebrates the gift of an unparalleled collection of wo... Read More
The Clark Art Institute Reinvented
Architects Tadao Ando and Annabelle Selldorf reinvent the Clark Art Institute, in the Berkshires. How do you turn a museum inside out? That was the que... Read More
Renzo Piano’s New Pavilion for the Kimbell Art Museum
A masterpiece of 20th-century architecture just got a new neighbor. The stark concrete-and-travertine forms of Fort Worth’s 1972 Kimbell Art Museum—design... Read More
Hot Tickets: Fall 2013 Museum News
Thanks to dramatic transformations, these five world-class museums are casting a whole new light on their collections. Amsterdam: After a 10-year renovat... Read More
Top Five New Museum Openings
Spectacular art and design share the spotlight at these new additions to the culture map. Philadelphia: Barnes FoundationWith its stunning new campus dow... Read More
The Kids Will Love: James Turrell's New "Skyspace" Installation
No, a UFO hasn’t landed on Houston’s Rice University campus—it’s the latest Skyspace from artist James Turrell. Named the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pa... Read More
Doha's MIA Park is New Cultural Hub
The 68-acre MIA Park (Corniche; 974/4422-4444) adjoins the I. M. Pei–designed Museum of Islamic Art. Set on the city’s seaside promenade, the sculpture pl... Read More
Boston's Gardner Museum Unveils Renzo Piano Addition
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has just unveiled its Renzo Piano–designed, copper-clad wing, which includes a jewel-box music hall and galleries dedi... Read More
Jean Cocteau Museum Debuts in France
Located in a picturesque village on the Côte d’Azur, the Musée Jean Cocteau (2 Quai Monléon; 33-4/89-81-52-50) is home to the world’s largest assemblage o... Read More
Guangzhou Gets a New Center for Chinese Art and Culture
Even by Chinese standards, Guangzhou’s transformation from a gritty industrial port into a gleaming metropolis for Chinese culture has been lightning-fast... Read More
From Boston to Moscow, Cities for the Arts-Obsessed to Visit
Boston: After opening the Art of the Americas wing by Foster & Partners, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, continues its renovation with seven ga... Read More
Where to Stay in Amsterdam and Shanghai
Shanghai: Renovated by French architecture firm Jouin Manku, complete with retro-futuristic curves, the seven-room Swatch Art Peace Hotel (pictured; 23 E.... Read More