de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The American Institute of Architects has declared this National Architecture Week. The Modern Art Notes Podcast is celebrating by focusing on the intersection of architecture and art: This week’s program features architecture critic Paul Goldberger and artist Sarah Morris.
When I asked Goldberger to pick a favorite or two from the recent art museum building-boom, Herzong & de Meuron’s de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was one of his picks. This is the museum’s observation tower, which is also home to an Archives of American Art mirror and (I think) the museum’s library. Photo is via Flickr user P. Gonzales.
Until last week, Goldberger was the architecture critic for The New Yorker, a post he had held since 1997. Before that he was the architecture critic at The New York Times, where he won the Pulitzer in 1984. Goldberg left The New Yorker to become a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He’s currently working on a biography of architect Frank Gehry that will be published by Alfred A. Knopf. Goldberger is also a superstar on Twitter.
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