The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth by Tadao Ando

The first building I chose to write about is the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, commonly referred to as The Modern. It was designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando and was opened to the public in 2002. It is a very modern looking building consisting of forty-foot tall windows that look out onto a reflective pond with a steel tree sculpture on the opposing side. Every time I look at The Modern, I feel at ease. There’s something about looking out on a body of water that is very peaceful to me. The placement of everything in the building is perfect which creates a temporary escape from reality. Typically,¬†high ceilings paired with a concrete exterior make a building seem cold and uncomfortable, but there’s something about this certain building that draws me in and catches my attention. I believe that Ando wanted people to be intrigued and feel at ease while looking at sometimes complicated art. Although some parts of the building are¬†plain, it pairs perfectly with the art contained inside of it.

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