Guggenheim Bilbao or The Reina Sofia, Madrid?
I have visited both, Reina Sofia in Madrid lots of times, Gugger once recently.
While I found the Guggenheim had amazing exhibits, it felt more like a tourist destination where people went to just see the building. It is a lot more expensive to get in too. The Reina Sofia has amazing work of course too.
So what I want to ask, if anyone has been or by just looking at each museum online, what do you feel makes a successful art museum design?
I feel that for me the Reina Sofia is more successful and 'frames' the work.
I find the Guggenheim in my opinion is battling with the exhibits and trying to be a sculpture in itself.
I used to be a major fan of the Guggenheim at Art School, I never visited it,
seeing it in reality for me was a bit dissapointing.
Obivously it is an interesting buidling though!