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Gopnik's Daily Pic: An almost-Mayan atrium


By Blake Gopnik

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at

Daily Pic: At the Art Museum of the Americas yet again, looking at the building's lovely atrium, with its Aztec- and Mayan-inspired tile work. The building was designed by Paul Cret in 1912, as a diplomatic residence. The atrium is so charming, it can make it hard to concentrate on the more recent works hosted by the museum. Of course, with its mish-mash of exoticizing references, the space also has its issues.

By Blake Gopnik  | October 4, 2010; 9:33 AM ET
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Museums  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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