Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gorgeous new Heard North an enlightening destination

[Source: Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic] -- The new Heard Museum North satellite gallery does two things that the mothership museum in Phoenix has always done well: a well-thought out exhibit in a first-rate facility. Having moved from its old digs, the new Heard North is as beautiful a setting as possible, with blond bamboo-plank floors, walls built from the darkened wood of an old winery, clean lines, dramatic lighting and perfect landscaping with a small sculpture garden. You couldn't ask for more. The satellite museum is meant to serve that area of Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree north of Loop 101, out where the desert used to sit but which now is intermittent between high-dollar shopping malls. With its expanding population, the area could well use a museum of the quality that the Heard provides. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]