An Interactive 3D Rendering of the New SFMOMA

Concurrent with the opening of the recently expanded SFMOMA, WIRED Magazine has developed an interactive 3D rendering of the museum to showcase its technological innovations. Beyond its icy, rippled exterior, the Snøhetta-designed building boasts a multitude of architectural, mechanical and environmental mechanisms—including hidden plant sensors for its massive live wall, energy-saving multi-layered glass wall panels, and a custom, Apple-assisted audio tour program—that elevate the structure …

Word of Mouth: Art Museums of Cartagena

Four establishments bearing everything from Zenú artifacts to politically-charged photography

by Leora Novick As enticing as the rainbow-colored, sun-soaked streets of the old city of Cartagena, Colombia may be, the city’s museums hold an abundance of art, both modern and historic, to fill your days with design inspiration. From hand-stenciled gold relics from the early Zenú society to today’s well known and emerging Colombian artists, each individual museum has a very distinct voice and aesthetic, …

What is Modern Art’s Favorite Color?

Martin Bellander, a PhD psychology student at the Karolinska Institutet, created a data visualization that illustrates the use of various colors in paintings over the past 200 years. Bellander pulled the data from a website that offers images of over 94,000 paintings between 1800-2000. The visualization shows a significant trend toward the use of the color blue, possibly the reflecting changing prices in paint, an …