Five Airports With The Coolest Art Collections

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From light and sound installation to paintings, pieces and simply divine sceneries for art lovers.

Back in the 80s, or the 90s, airports looked sterile, dull, even hostile. The bigger ones were scarier than the rest, so it’s not hard to understand that no one wanted to hang out at the airport. But things have changed dramatically, and now, we have mesmerizing art collections on some of the most beautiful airports across the world. As if spas weren’t enough…

Dubai International Airport receives thousands of visitors every day. It’s no wonder the whole complex is full of portraits and sculptures. Everything about Dubai is grand, majestic, and extraordinary. The same can be said about the airport.

London’s Heathrow Airport is one of the most famous in the world. During the Olympic Games in 2012, it opened the door of the T5 gallery, which displays work by both the established and emerging artists. No one buys perfumes anymore; airports are now among the most popular places to get an outstanding art piece by an up and coming artist.

If you want to enjoy nature sceneries, while wondering the cold, faceless airport building, Salt Lake City International Airport is a place for you. Wherever you’re going, try to check out this place, because it’s been collecting art since the mid-70s. You can get to see images like LeConte Stewart’s Farmhouse and Willie Holdman’s Zion Fog, as well as the photographs, stunning paintings, and prints that highlight the beauty of nature.

Miami International Airport is the largest U.S. gateway for Latin America. The always busy complex will catch your eye the moment you step out of the plane. Colorful installations, like Christopher Janney’s light and sound installation, are such a sight to behold. The pink, red, and purple lights give an exceptional view to the outside world.

The last unforgettable art collection can be seen in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It’s a mixture of contemporary, modern, as well as classic, well known Dutch masterpieces. Layovers never looked this appealing and inspiring!

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Five Airports With The Coolest Art Collections