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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13140 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 4780 times:

I would like to know more about art/artworks inside, part of and adjacent to airport terminals.
Examples: murals on the walls of the Marine Terminal at LGA, the Calder mobile that used to be at (and I presume still is at) the International Terminal at JFK, sculptures inside or adjacent to airport terminals, mosaics, paintings or unique artistic architectural features like windows I believe were part of the former AA Terminal at JFK.
I am not including entire structures like the Sarasan designed former TWA terminal at JFK.
Many airports and terminals were often had art works in them to add to their appearance, bring out culture or history of their locations, or as public buildings there may be requirements to have artworks as part of their construction. So come up with some examples.

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

When the terminal building at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) opened in1963 (the airport itself opened in 1960 using temporary terminal facilities in a hangar), it included a large abstract mural (about 18 ft. x 35 ft.) in the central part of the terminal by noted Canadian artist Jack Shadbolt, called "Bush Pilot in Northern Sky", in recognition of Edmonton's long history as the major gateway to Canada's North and the many famous bush pilots based there who operated those services in the early days.

The airport was then operated by the federal government and they commissioned the mural at a cost of $18,000. In 2005 it was professionally appraised at $750,000. It hadn't been touched since it was installed in 1963 and was restored in 2007.
http://www.flyeia.com/community/art/...ture_collection/jack_shadbolt.aspx
http://corporate.flyeia.com/media_re...%9Cbush_pilot_in_northern_sky.aspx

The mural after restoration.

http://paintingsconservation.ca/wp-content/upLoads/2012/11/Shadbolt-mural-EIA.jpg


The YEG terminal has quite a few pieces of art, including a "living wall" that was installed a year or so ago as part of the most recent terminal expansion project.
http://funtabanta.com/edmonton-inter...ll-is-a-amazing-air-purifying-art/

http://funtabanta.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/edmonton-airport-living-wall-3.jpg

And a large mosaic.



More on the most recent artwork.
http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...it-right-ugly-is-out-beauty-is-in/
http://www.flyeia.com/community/art/signature_collection.aspx


User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

I like that "living wall". I imagine as you walk past it you get a whiff of what a fresh spring day smells like.

User currently offlineavion660 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

Canada sees to be very well represented!

I was amazed at how beautiful the arrivals and departure areas are at YVR: on arrival the totem poles and lovely waterfall, and elsewhere the jade canoe and bird art all over the place. Just google Vancouver airport art. YVR gets my vote as the most striking and memorable art collection in an airport.
Nice summary here:
http://creativeroots.org/2009/05/vancouver-airport-art/


User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1481 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

Tampa, a generally attractive airport in every sense, has some 1930's aviation themed pictures that were moved there after some years in storage. Some hang over the TSA search area. If I recall correctly MSP also has/had some . ORD T5 International has a (changing?) selection of art and photo exhibits. Just as well, as it remarkably free of any amenities to distract you. SFO has a good selection of art.

Dublin Airport used to have annual art exhibitions, both airside and groundside, and a few of the works from those still survive but many, especially those on the approach roads have vanished since the extensive buidling works for T2.


User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1865 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

If you go to www.yvr.ca, under 'About us' you'll find a link about Art & Architecture at that airport. They also have a 'Take a self-guided art tour' PDF document:

http://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&rct=j&...Tpf9vVIU3c2A&bvm=bv.41524429,d.Yms



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5488 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

Nothing says welcome like the artwork at DEN. I've never been but being a regular listener of Coast to Coat AM there are plenty of tales and conspiracy theories surrounding this odd facility. For example Funded by the New World Airport Commission. Besides spotting that we A-Netters are known for it's a conspiracy theorist's spotters wet dream.

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/waves-add.jpg

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/denver-airport-6.jpg

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/denver-airport-3.jpg
This gargoyle/demonic creep show popping out of this Samsonite makes a very good case for charging passengers hefty bag fees to check their baggage!

I'll take our stained glass crustacean at BWI located above the ticketing stations for WN / FL.



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User currently offlineKL5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

See for Schiphol:
http://www.schiphol.nl/web/file?uuid...cedf61-a8f4-4180-b5b0-849e8def7d3e



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User currently onlineAzure From France, joined Dec 2012, 629 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

CDG has just opened a museum inside terminal 2E. 50 sculptures by Rodin are currently exhibited ("Rodin, Wings of Glory").
http://espacemusees.com/index_en.php



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User currently offlineSeat55A From New Zealand, joined Jan 2013, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

ALB can't provide Rodin, but there is an active art program including dedicated gallery space (groundside upstairs by the viewing area) as well as installations and gallery space on the concourses.

http://www.albanyairport.com/art_culture.php


User currently offlineflyguy89 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1967 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months ago) and read 4243 times:

CVG has several Depression-era mosaic murals that were brought over from Union Terminal which are pretty cool.

http://faculty.cincinnatistate.edu/ccumc04/images/cvgmurals.jpg


User currently online26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 837 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months ago) and read 4221 times:

Hope this isn't too far off track but SFO has several exhibits throughout the terminals. Very interesting and often focus on the history of technology and design...often with a local flare. Others are more "artsy". The exhibits change from time to time and are a great way to amuse one's self.

User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months ago) and read 4204 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 6):
Nothing says welcome like the artwork at DEN. I've never been but being a regular listener of Coast to Coat AM there are plenty of tales and conspiracy theories surrounding this odd facility. For example Funded by the New World Airport Commission. Besides spotting that we A-Netters are known for it's a conspiracy theorist's spotters wet dream.

DEN is what exactly came to my mind when I was reading the title of the thread. Do not forget either the two sculptures on the motorway approach to Denver.

The blue mustang with red eyes: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/02/arts/design/02hors.html

And Anubis, the God of Death http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnLADVWNjJM


User currently onlineelbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months ago) and read 4194 times:

I don't remember the name of it so I can't look up a picture but there's a large mobile overhanging in the main terminal at MDW right before the bridge that is made up of hundreds of small plastic planes. They hang from strings and form the 3D image of a bird and its shadow.

User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months ago) and read 4144 times:

Well, I can only hope that they won't be all dusted and decomposed once it opens, but there are several pieces of modern art throughout the BER terminal, most notably a red canopy-like thing dangling from the ceiling in the check-in hall, and something that looks like of chain of paper lanterns wrapped around an air bridge.

see here for a slideshow: http://www.tagesspiegel.de/mediacent...afen-ber-kunst-am-bau/6702212.html



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User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 14):

Probably by the time BER opens, those are already considered antiques  


User currently offlineatlengineer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
I would like to know more about art/artworks inside, part of and adjacent to airport terminals.

If you are into African art, there is a very interesting African art/sculpture display at ATL along the walkway from the Main Terminal to Concourse A. Instead of taking the plane train to Concourse A, take the walkway. Worth looking at.

ATLengineer


User currently offlineatlengineer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

Quoting atlengineer (Reply 16):
If you are into African art, there is a very interesting African art/sculpture display at ATL along the walkway from the Main Terminal to Concourse A. Instead of taking the plane train to Concourse A, take the walkway. Worth looking at.

ATLengineer

And if you consider "ants" art, there are the large ants on the ceiling of the south Main Terminal, and then the dinosaurs in the Rountunda.

ATLengineer


User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2858 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

There's the Miró's mural outside Terminal 2 at BCN.

http://fundaciomiro-bcn.org/imgestat/secJM_aeroportMuralCeramica.jpg



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User currently onlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

The new Terminal B at SMF include lots of really interesting art, including a giant red rabbit suspended from the ceiling, tile mosaics in the floor, and my favorite is a piece called "The Baggage Handlers" that when viewed up close just looks like blocks of wood set into the wall at varying depths, but from a distance looks like quite detailed portraits of people's faces. As you might guess from the name, the faces are of actual baggage handlers the artist photographed before creating the piece. It's really amazing to see in person.

The following article gives a good overview of Terminal B's art: http://www.sacramentopress.com/headl...nstalled_in_Terminal_B_opens_Oct_6

While the art in Terminal A isn't nearly as extensive, it does have this fun sculpture, a pillar disguised as an overflowing baggage cart:


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Photo © AirNikon Collection-Pima Air and Space Museum



User currently offlinecargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1275 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

Not "art" in the conventional sense, but ROC currently features a displaced local landmark, the clock of nations.

This 18-foot-tall clock was a whimsical design to entertain children at Rochester's first downtown mall, midtown plaza, and was designed in 1962. It's very international style and sixties contemporary. When Midtown plaza was demolished for new office spaces, the clock was restored and moved to the central area of ROC's terminal, just past security. It shares the space with a trio of airplanes suspended from the ceiling and a replica of ROC's first control tower from the 1920s.

The clock has twelve rotating cylinders dedicated to twelve "nations" (one of the "nations" is Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. territory and not a country...). Every half hour, the cylinders all rotate in unison around the center of the clock, and each one opens revealing animatronic puppetry scenes depicting cultural life or historical scenes in the country described (viewed through the prism of 1962..). Ireland, Israel, Italy, Puerto Rico, Japan, Nigeria, Scotland, Thailand, the United States, Germany, Canada and Poland are represented. Why those? That's a mystery lost to the ages. Towards the top of the clock, five bluebirds rotate around the central structure while the cylinders open and rotate. When finished, the cylinders close up again to hide their contents, with the flags of each country painted on the outside.

I actually took some photos of this not long ago, and will soon try to edit one for the DB. Never done a terminal shot before though.

The clock is due to be moved to the Golisano Children's Hospital sometime soon, so it won't feature in the airport anymore.

Not Joan Miro, but it's a historical relic and I like things like that.


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3770 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3889 times:

FWA has a brand-new sculpture near Gates 1-4 that celebrates Fort Wayne's sister cities: http://fortwaynehomepage.net/fulltext/?nxd_id=73052

Even before the sculpture was installed, FWA was committed to the arts. FWA has an "Art in the Airport" program where paintings and photographs from local artists are placed in two galleries: one near the Eagle ticket counter and another called Gallery 5-23 (named after an FWA runway) near Gate 5 next to the airport museum. FWA does not charge artists to display their work in the galleries, and the artists can sell the works after display if they want as well. Most of the works in the galleries (which change regularly) are photography, though paintings and other mediums have been displayed as well.

Also of note, while not art in a traditional form, is an after-hours cookie kiosk made of old suitcases (designed and built by FWA ad agency of record Asher Agency) located before leaving the sterile zone. This was placed because FWA gives out free sugar cookies to arriving passengers; prior to the installation, cookies were only given out during certain hours, missing the late-night arrivals.



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User currently offlineTupolev160 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 6):

Does the painting represents some historical event?


User currently offlineONT2CGI From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

ALB has several Art installations. The one I'm most partial I call the 'Shaker ERJ'. The Airport Grounds were originally the Headquarters for the Shakers, a religious sect know for their Furniture. The piece is 52 Shaker Chairs, plus a service cart.
Shaker ERJ at The Albany(NY) airport


User currently offlinepoint2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2765 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 6):
Nothing says welcome like the artwork at DEN
DEN has the largest collection of art and exhibits in one place than anywhere else in the State of Colorado. I'm still uncertain if this is really a good thing or a bad thing?

At any rate, of all of the art at all of the airports around the world, and including what one may think of it here, or what a consensus on it may be, I do think (and maybe a lot of us can agree on this point) that the DEN art probably creates the most noise about itself. And if so, and since this is art, I do consider that good thing.


 

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25 Post contains links dfwcre8tive : DFW has an art program and art tour available, mostly based around Terminal D (4 of the sculptures are on loan from the Nasher Sculpture Center): http
26 Post contains links HELyes : From HEL: http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=6&doc_id=31628 http://www.helsinki-vantaa.fi/services/airport-art New art and design galle
27 Post contains links capitalflyer : DCA has a gallery walk in the walkway from A to B, close to the old historic lobby. Usually the exhibits are multicultural in nature. A few months ago
28 EWRandMDW : It's a 3-dimensional representation of Lake Michigan! Also, in the connecting walkway from the CTA L station to the MDW terminal there are photograph
29 EWRandMDW : The 1935 Administration Building (a.k.a. terminal) at EWR had murals painted by Aschile Gorky. They were in a style reminiscent of Picasso. During WW
30 Post contains links sfoa380 : SFO is a trailblazer in this area and was the first airport in the USA (if not the world) to have its museum accredited. Here's a link... http://www.f
31 dabpit : PIT has some nice artwork throughout the airport and they are getting a new sculpture soon.
32 Post contains links and images zippyjet : Not so much historical significance but, many believe in a New World Order of ruling elites that want to create a one world government. And these gra
33 Post contains links and images infinit : Changi airport in SIN has quite a lot of art though its more famous for all its gardens and leisure amenities , 3D pavement art by American Kurt Wenne
34 Post contains images fbgdavidson : British Airways has a fairly significant collection of artwork, a lot of which is displayed in their lounges. Troika "Cloud" on the escalators to the
35 Post contains links kdonohue : As someone mentioned YVR has a large collection of art, most of it local First Nations (aboriginal). I wrote a piece on YVR's art for Airways magazine
36 Post contains links and images LoneStarMike : Here are the pages that describes some of the art (both indoor and outdoor) at AUS. Art in the airport Permanent Art and Cultural Expressions Pre-Scre
37 Post contains links and images point2point : It seems that Bluecifer, the controversial blue mustang with the fiery evil orange eyes that has menaced those both arriving and departing DEN, may ha
38 Post contains links FlyingSicilian : http://www.fly2houston.com/0/3920658/0/83280D83283/ New art at Houston Hobby. There is artwork scattered around Houston IAH. Some interresting tile wo
39 JarradS : Yep, first thing to twig my mind was this beauty.....[Edited 2013-02-03 21:35:20] abovetopsecret has an absolute field day on DEN (I just lurk there
40 infinit : Good thing for that! I read about how this sculpture killed its creator. It fell on him The team at DEN really know how to get people talking though,
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