Museums are more than just historical establishments. It’s a place where art can resonate with an individual, helping them learn and discover the depths of their existence.
It is within these walls where RM (or Kim Namjoon in real life), leader of K-pop giant BTS, was able to understand how both music and paintings are synonymous to him. When he’s in front of his fans, he’s a performer, an idol who inspires others through his music. But when he’s in front of a group of paintings, he’s himself, a person whose love of art inspires him.
In his pursuit of gaining more knowledge when it comes to art, he shares certain moments on social media. When he’s not in the studio or on stage, he’s out and about finding new museums to explore
Last year, during his group’s long break, RM seized the opportunity to go visit some art museums in the U.S. If you’re either curious or interested in going to these places, here’s what they look like from his perspective.
Glenstone is a private art museum located in Potomac, Maryland, just a few skips from the capital of Washington, D. C. It holds a collection of high-quality post-World War II artworks that are historically significant in the way we understand art, particularly in the modern era.
The Menil Collection
Located in Houston, Texas, this 30-acre art complex houses a variety of art that the founders, John and Dominique de Menil, have adored and gathered from the 1940s through the 1990s.
The Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati is a contemporary art museum based in Marfa, Texas. Its mission is to conserve permanent large-scale installations by a select group of artists and showcase it to the public. Emphasizing the inextricable link between art and the surrounding landscape.
Dia is a network of sites scattered throughout the US, RM specifically visited the one on Beacon, New York. It presents a collection of art spanning the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions and public programs.
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