I’ve often seen them out of the corner of my sleepy eyes, blurred and somewhat indistinguishable, as I rush past to catch a flight or grab a transfer. Art exhibits located in airports, however, never really grab my attention as they would if I was casually walking down the street and came across one. But that’s because airports have a way of numbing your senses. And, of course, such exhibits never seem to be located in the actual waiting lounge where I’m bored silly and dying for any tactile or visual entertainment whatsoever.
Airport art exhibits are taken very seriously, however, by many airports around the country. USA Today has compiled a short list of the very best. Passengers hanging out at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), for example, can browse “exhibits exploring jukeboxes… and five centuries of Swedish silver.”
Or, they can simply sit in a bar and watch the game.
More art in every day life is a great rule to live by. Unfortunately, I’m sorry that my airport induced Attention Deficit Disorder simply can’t cope with all that culture while I’m trying to get from Point A to Point B. Unless, of course, it’s really cool like the Rainmakers Baggage sculpture at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) featured in the photo above.