The element of surprise: New exhibit set to open in Philadelphia

    A new exhibit set to open next month at the Philadelphia Museum of Art may just in fact surprise you.

    Oddly shaped silverware, futuristic-looking cars and unique looking boots are all part of the new exhibit that features the work of architect Zaha Hadid.

    Hadid, a Pritzker Architecture Prize winner in 2004, seems to challenge exhibit visitors to look beyond buildings. 

    Her exhibition manager, Manon Janssens, tells reporter Peter Crimmins the exhibit is designed to be explored.

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    “The element of surprise is really important. You shouldn’t be able to enter the gallery and understand what it’s about. You really have to go through it to discover the spaces, to go behind the wall. It really encourages people to go through the whole environment,” Janssens said.

    Click here to read Peter Crimmins report “At Perelman, ‘Form in Motion’ describes archtectural integrity.”

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