Like Living in a Museum

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May 30, 2006 at 12:33 PM | by | ()

Last week we picked the 21C Museum Hotel as your 2007 Kentucky Derby stay. While guests were raving about the hotel's hip technology, blogger Crooked Timber gives us the scoop on the hotel's somewhat freaky artistic pieces.

Upon entrance, you almost have to step on the projection of two people sleeping in bed to get to the receptionists and/or the elevators to access your room....Big plastic red penguins are scattered across the building, not just in the designated museum section, but also in the hallways. I didn't care for some of the installations (like the film about a woman and a man having a seemingly pleasant dinner judging from their facial expressions despite the fact that mice are walking all over their food), but some of it was neat (like the falling letters on a screen where the viewer becomes part of the image)....The visit was much more fun than your usual hotel stay and it made me wish more hotels would put some interesting twist on the experience.

We also found a picture of this "interesting" sculpture that is found in the hotel's gallery. Normally, we would probably not want to see red plastic penguins and the birth of critters in our hotel but when you are stuck in Kentucky, this could give you something to do.

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· Heatherturnbull's photostream [Flickr]
· Planning for the 2007 Kentucky Derby Already? [HotelChatter]
· Museum Hotel [Crooked Timber]

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