December 17, 2008

Museum Architecture on NPR

 NPR has an excellent story on museum architecture. It features two buildings by Daniel Libeskind, the Denver Art Museum and San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum.

December 11, 2008

Copia museum closes

Photo from a very nice panorama available at Internet Tours.
The Copia museum in Napa Valley has filed for bankruptcy, mostly because they have $70 million in bonds to pay off and only about a third of the attendance that they had projected.  If you are a glutton for punishment, here is another more detailed analysis of the finances and specific issues.  

Sorry for all the bad news. On a happier note, it looks like the Mark Twain House will pull through after national publicity about their overly-optimistic projections and cost overruns on their new building.  Here is an update.  I spoke with someone familiar with their situation yesterday and it looks like the publicity has helped them to attract additional support.