Museum addition DAMnedThe Post links to reviews from around the country of the new addition to the Denver Art Museum under the headline, "Critic heavyweights pan the DAM." The New York Times is more or less typical:
That phrase, "tortured geometries," occurs several times. Is there nothing Bushie McChimplerBurton won't stoop to?
Yet this is a place for viewing real works of art. And if criticizing contemporary architects for creating flamboyant museums that mistreat the art they house has become a tiresome pastime, it is overwhelmingly justified here. In a building of canted walls and asymmetrical rooms — tortured geometries generated purely by formal considerations — it is virtually impossible to enjoy the art.