My opinion is probably biased by the fact that I'm not a huge fan of modern art, but I do occasionally find modern art museum that I like. This was just not one of them. Other than the short movies, I had a hard time attaching to a theme of any sort when wandering around the gallery. Some of the sculptures obviously took talent to create, but I didn't find all that pleasant, or even all that interesting, to look at. And, again, I really didn't get how things were supposed to tie together. The paintings ... after a while they just started to irritate me. A large portion of the wall space (and there was plenty of blank wall space in this museum) was devoted to canvasses of solid colors that may or may not have had some texture added. Then there were a number of paintings of very mundane things, like an empty apartment, window sills, the siding of houses. There was a lot of that, and after a while, I couldn't decide what made me more annoyed ... the fact that someone spent time on it and actually got it into a museum, or the fact that I paid money to see it. Probably the latter. The short movies by Janet Biggs kind of rescued the visit for me. They presented interesting footage of mostly Arctic and mountain scenery with some contrasting images of singing performers. They were thought provoking without really spoon-feeding you a specific message. This museum had only one, albeit fairly large, floor of exhibits so it doesn't warrant a long visit ... an hour or two at the most. The cost is $12 per person, so it's not pricey. But after staring at some of the mono-chrome canvases and oddly mundane, even boring, subject matter don't be surprised if you feel like you want your $12 back.
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