I am an art lover. I became a fan in the fifth grade, where my art teacher, Miss Sappington, opened my eyes to Paul Klee and Henri Matisse. I bought my first piece of official art when I was 16, and I was lucky to grow up in a house where my father valued art on our walls.
My own home is a showcase of African-American artists and Art Deco posters from the early 20th century, although I do have a Salvador Dali lithograph of my astrological sign that my father won at an art auction and gave to me.
So I really enjoyed this New York Times article on the art museum at San Francisco International Airport. I have spent many a happy day at that airport looking at artifacts from their vast collection. Below is my list (by no means complete) of airports with great art collections.
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Terminal 4. I just love the ceramics collection on display in front of the US Airways ticket counters.
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Concourse E. The airport has great art, but my favorite installations are in the international terminal. I’m a quilter, making me a big fan of the art quilts hanging in the concourse.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Terminal D. I did a walking tour of this terminal and was just mesmerized by all the great art showcased there.
- Pittsburgh International Airport. Not only does this airport have an original Alexander Calder mobile, they have major pieces from the Andy Warhol collection.