|The perforated copper outer shell of the building is intended to provide
the filtered light of a tree canopy. The copper is also intended to weather and
gain a patina over time. and blend even better with its environment.
The entry courtyard has a site-specific work by Andy Goldsworthy (currently working on a site-specific work for Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery). The work, Drawn Stone, starts as a crack in the pavement out by the street and goes to the museum entrance. In the court yard it includes representative cleaved blocks of stone that provide visitor seating. The whole work is a nod to California’s tectonic plates.
|The garden has mostly natives, but a good number of non-natives as well.|
|Loved this fence.|
|An outdoor exhibition of small sculptures.|
|A beautiful installation of pole plant supports.|
|A close-up of the pole.|
|Part of the Children’s Garden.|
|That wall again.|
|The palms with a mulch of slowly decomposing shale continues inside the museum, all the way to the basement.|
|From inside the Museum, the exterior garden looks more like a terrarium.|
|Claus Oldenburg, Corridor Pin, Blue, 1999.|
|Awesome bike rack. Bike’s would only ruin it.|
|Part of Andy Goldsworthy’s site-specific work for the Museum —
cracks (can you see them here?) and cleaved stone.
|Strips of grass and straps of pavement.|