Last Sunday my wife and I drove over to La Calzada de Amador to take pictures of Frank Gehry’s Museum, still under construction, although you can visit it during Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Even though it was a dark, overcast day with cobalt skies, I was able to take several pictures with my ole Canon PowerShot A720 IS.
For those of you who are not familiar with Frank Gehry, let me say that he is a Canadian-American architect known for postmodern designs, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Based in Los Angeles since the 1960s, Gehry is among the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century, and is known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications.
Frank Gehry was creative at a young age, building imaginary homes and cities from items found in his grandfather’s hardware store. This interest in unconventional building materials would come to characterize Gehry’s architectural work.
In 1956, Gehry moved to Massachusetts with his wife, Anita Snyder, to enroll at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He later dropped out of Harvard and divorced his wife, with whom he had two daughters. In 1975, Gehry married Berta Isabel Aguilera, then a Panamanian citizen, and had two more children.
Perhaps as a deference to his Panamanian wife, he accepted to design a museum in Panama City. When it is finished, I’m certain it will become one of the main tourist attractions of the country, next to the Panama Canal, the Old Shell of Panama City, and the Ruins of Panama Viejo.
Below are some of the pictures of the Gehry’s Museum shot last Sunday. Enjoy.
In an effort to create some expectation for more pictures of Frank Gehry’s work in Panama, I thought it would be proper to avoid saturating the reader with excessive pictorial content. If you have enjoyed today’s post, then please return tomorrow to view the remaining pictures of this outstanding work of art. Good Day.