Posts in the category "Art":

Greetings from: Tokyo Narita Airport

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Technically, it is a shop selling gift boxes of Japanese confections. But the Nippon Origami Museum in Terminal 1 at Tokyo’s Narita Airport devotes most of its space displays of creative, offbeat and surprising examples of origami.

Here are a few more samples spotted on a short middle-of-the-night layover:

Narita origami dolls

Narita Origami Flowers

The Origami Museum shop is just down the hall from Narita’s Kabuki Gate, which features mannequins dressed in Kabuki costumes, music and craft items associated with Kabuki performances and an interactive media station where you can email an image of your face in a Kabuki mask.

Narita Kabuki

Dallas Love Field gets a piece of Dallas history

LOVE FIELD stained glass

The impressive art-collection at Dallas Love Field Airport gets larger with the addition of an important stained glass window rescued from the demolition of an East Dallas church in the summer of 2013.

According to the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the window is part of a historically-significant work by Dallas artist and teacher Octavio Medellin and was one of four installed in a local church in 1960.

The church was demolished to build a YMCA but the four of the blue and turquoise stained glass panels were restored and reconstructed.

Love Field Stained Glass original

Now one of the restored windows – the one that was in the bell tower – will have a home in four windows above the Ticketing Hall at Dallas Love Field. Installation begins this week and should be complete by mid-April.

Art Deco on exhibit at SFO Airport

SFO airplane cocktail shaker

Airplane cocktail shaker, 1930s. Courtesy SFO Museum


A new exhibition at San Francisco International Airport displays fashionable and everyday items that evoke the Art Deco era, from works by French sculptors to airline-shaped cocktail shakers and streamlined radios.

SFO Deco radio

Art Deco Bakelite radio, 1930 Courtesy SFO Museum

Need a quick quick recap on Art Deco?

The exhibition notes tell us that this design style popular in the 1920s and ’30s was ‘dynamic and modern’ and exuded ‘glamour, pleasure, and escape,’ drawing inspiration from the mechanized world but also upon historic European styles, ancient and distant cultures, and contemporary avant-garde art. Art Deco permeated all mediums, including fine art, sculpture, architecture, interior design, furnishings, fashion, graphic design and mass-produced goods and we’ve got some great examples here Life and Style in the Age of Art Deco exhibition the SFO Museum has put together at San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3, Boarding Area F (post-security) through August 16, 2015.

SFO deco compacts

Assorted Art Deco compacts and eye shadow containers. Courtesy SFO Museum


(All photos courtesy of SFO Museum)

SFO Woman petting gazelle

Woman petting a gazelle c. 1930s Pierre Le Faguays (pseudonym: Fayral. Courtesy SFO Museum

“Lagoon” art at MIA Airport

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A new set of giant balloon sculptures by Florida artist Jason Hackenwerth is on display at Miami International Airport’s 4th floor South Terminal Gallery.

Titled “Lagoon 2″ (there was a previous installation) the five sculptures in the “balloon lagoon” are made with thousands interconnected balloons and are meant to evoke the vibrant colors of South Florida’s coral reef and coastal waters.

mia lagoon 2

Quilt & fiber art exhibit at Reno-Tahoe Int’l Airport

You can’t cozy up with them, but you can tour the quilts and fiber art on display in the depARTures gallery at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Created by the  150-member Carson Valley Quilt Guild, the work is on display through April 19, 2015.



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