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Appreciating Architecture: The Idea of the 'Naked' Museum

Removing the art from an art museum sounds like a foolish proposition until one embraces the opportunity to take in the architectural beauty of the building itself, transforming it into the work of art that it is.

Lisa Gran describes the decision made by Lincoln, Nebraska's Sheldon Museum of Art to remove all of their art pieces for a recent exhibition. What was left was the “naked” museum itself, designed by Philip Johnson. The opulent building, once considered the most expensive building in the United States per square foot, is one that demands acknowledgement at least. However, the beauty of the building was covered up, so to say, by the art it was supposed to house. 

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