DESIGN OF THE MUSEUM
The architecture of this section of the Harn, particularly of the Asian Wing, was particularly appealing to me. This is because of a combination of things, including a good use of lighting through the windows (not visible in this picture), the garden outside, and the wooden, simplistic interior that houses the art. The lighting, in combination with the spacing and arrangement of each piece of art with respect to the others, amplifies the experience of admiring the art in the same way that a trophy cabinet would amplify admiration of a trophy more than if it were on a pile of trophies in a corner. The exhibit makes me feel calm, yet in awe, since, in this wing particularly, I am surrounded by pieces of art that long predate my known family, making me feel like part of an ever growing world as I observe this showcase of the evolution of art through various cultures.