Episode 8

8. Calatrava and the Museum Icon


February 10th, 2016

6 mins 6 secs

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About this Episode

This week, we visit two museum works by architect Santiago Calatrava: the Prince Felipe Museum of Science in Valencia, Spain and the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, USA. Both museums look nothing like the museum icon on maps and in mapping programs. Do these facades have anything to say about about what the museum icon might look like in 50 years? Do these buildings even make good museums?

Correction: This episode misidentifies the Milwaukee Art Museum as the Milwaukee Public Museum. 


Santiago Calatrava - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

City of Arts and Sciences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Milwaukee Art Museum | Museum Info