There’s no doubt that business as well as pleasure travelers are spending more time in airports for a variety of reasons. Airport security, baggage and counter check-in issues, extra charges, and the weather are forcing people to arrive early and stay longer. The waiting and inconvenience can be boring as well as annoying. Airports around the world now have art galleries worth seeing and the concept has been accepted and applauded by weary travelers who are stuck in an airport terminal and have nothing to do except stare at the tarmac. Airports are getting the message. Nervous, tired, and aggravated passengers need something productive to do while they waiting so five airports around the world have put together art galleries that are getting high marks from the traveling public. The movement to create a mini Louvre in airport terminals around the world has not caught on in masse, but the airports that have incorporate art work in specific areas in the airport are creating a different atmosphere and passengers appreciate the effort. Customer complaints as well as nasty customer incidents decrease when passengers have something to stimulate their minds even though they may not be completely sure what they are looking at in terms of expression and style.
Five Airports With Art Galleries Worth Seeing
The Airport in Edinburgh, Scotland
The art gallery in the airport in Edinburgh Scotland brings local artists as well as international artist together with drawings, craftworks, and paintings. The exhibit changes frequently so travelers that go in and out of Edinburgh regularly always have something fresh to muse over. Passengers can even purchase the work.
Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam
Schiphol Airport in Amsterdamgot the message in 2002 and created an extension of the city’s Rijksmuseum which has an incredible collection of Dutch Masters. Schiphol Airport is the first airport in the world to be an annex for museum artwork.
Beijing Airport in the Langham Place Hotel
Just next to terminal 3 in the Beijing Airport is the Langham Place Hotel which houses a collection of 400 sculptures, canvases, and art installations. The Langham Hotel is a ten minute walk from Beijing Airport. The Hotel also has a pink shuttle for passengers who need a ride to the gallery.
Changi Aviation Gallery in Singapore
Most travelers pick Changi as the airport to love, and the Changi Aviation Gallery is one of the top reasons the airport gets high marks with travelers. The Changi Aviation Gallery in Singaporehas interactive displays and multi-sensory zones that are filled with information about the works and the artists. There are two galleries in the airport so people coming and going from different places can enjoy the artwork.
Five Airports in the USA
Five airports in the USA now have great art galleries and exhibits. They are:
- Denver International Airport in Colorado
- Sacramento Airport in California
- Miami International Airport in Florida
- Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta Georgia
- Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania
Airport galleries are not just for art lovers; they are for passengers who want to make every travel moment a positive as well as memorable experience.