TSA madness aside, Atlanta might be my favorite airport in the country right now because of all the wonderful public art they have on display throughout the terminals.
Yesterday, I got off a flight and saw one of Brian Dettmer’s book autopsies. (Part of very cool “the book as art” exhibit in Terminal E.) This morning I saw their permanent display of Zimbabwean stone carvings in Terminal T. (Picture above.)
A few years ago as I was walking between Terminal A and B, a pilot stopped to show me the “Flight Paths” exhibit.
“A piece of art located in a prominent spot in the airport will be seen by as many people in a week as visit MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art) over the course of a year.”
Imagine if airports across the country filled their walls with art, played Eno’s ambient music over the speakers, and tuned all their horrible airport TVs to Turner Classic Movies…