HUBBELLBENESBREUERVINOLY

How do you pronounce HUBBELLBENESBREUERVINOLY? I pronounce it AMAZING!

If you are within range of Cleveland broadcast media, you have no doubt heard the spots from the Cleveland Museum of Art, with its AMAZING tag lines. So what, then, is HUBBELLBENESBREUERVINOLY? It is the confluence of the inspired architecture of Hubbell & Benes’ 1916 building, Marcel Lajos Breuer’s 1971 addition, and Rafael Viñoly’s new additions that began in 2005, and have just been fully opened to the public. Gone are all vestiges of the 1958 J. Byers Hays (Hays & Ruth) addition.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Across the Lagoon
The Cleveland Museum of Art Across the Lagoon
The 1916 Building - A Closer View
The 1916 Building – A Closer View
The Cleveland Museum of Art as Seen from East Boulevard
The Cleveland Museum of Art as Seen from East Boulevard
Looking Past Viñoly's Addition to the Breuer Addition
Looking Past Viñoly’s Addition to the Breuer Addition
Viñoly Meets Breuer on Wade Oval
Viñoly Meets Breuer on Wade Oval (as seen at night)
The Less Often Noticed View on the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Side
The Less Often Noticed View on the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Side
The Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art
The Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The sweeping roof of the Atrium seems to reach back nearly a century to pull in the neo-classical design of the stately 1916 building. The Atrium itself is a wonderful space to relax, refresh, and admire the amazing work of Hubbell & Benes, Marcel Breuer and Rafael Viñoly.

As a post-script, amazing does not end with the architectural accomplishment. Of course the collections are amazing. The way- and fact-finding of Gallery One redefine amazing.

"The Wall" in GalleryOne
“The Wall” in GalleryOne
Finding their Way in GalleryOne
Finding their Way in GalleryOne

 

 

 

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    1. Great of you to stop by again, Suzie. Thanks as always for your comment. I look forward to seeing you here again soon..

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