Monday, November 29, 2010

New Museums in the Persian Gulf

I'm back! Read a great NYTimes article on new museums in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar designed by famous architects such as I.M. Pei, Jean Nouvel, and Norman Foster.

The goal apparently is to make these destinations in the Middle East into hubs of culture and art "showing a way toward a modern society within the boundaries of Islam."

Check out the article HERE and a great interactive feature HERE.

Nouvel in particular sparked some interest after seeing a CBS News piece on him and his new work in New York City. Check out the clip HERE.

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