Airport Galleries


One of the things I love about my job is that every now & then I can get out and see some art.  Lately that has been far too infrequent for me, but luckily a few airports have surprised me with their exhibitions!

I asked my Facebook & Twitter friends where they like to see art while passing through airports and while a few said they hardly notice, others have also appreciated the airports' efforts in satisfying our cultural palletes!

Before heading out on your travel adventure, be sure to find out if there's an exhibit- Here's a handy list for you with links to the airports' art websites!

Philadelphia International Airport - Print out a brochure with all of the art locations throughout the airport!! By far the most informative web component to their program- full of artist information!

Burlington International Airport- Bet you didn't know about this little gem in Vermont! I'm always cheered up at 5am with the artwork near the TSA checkpoints!

Toronto Pearson International Airport- I've only seen the USA Arrivals/Departures area, but upon visiting the website I found the airport has an extensive collection of artists from all over the world! For those other Sol Lewitt fans out there...You'll LOVE going to Canadian Customs via the Escalators!

Atlanta International Airport- It's been a few years since I've spent any considerable time there, but I remember appreciating the artwork...And might just have to fly down there just to check it out (oh the perks of being a flight attendant!)

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: I can remember the first time I went to Seattle about 8 years ago for a conference in college, I was inspired by the artwork in the airport. Today it's still full of inspiration. This website also has a pdf map to help you explore the airport's art museum!

Denver International Airport: As I wrote before...apparently its evil. See for yourself.

Los Angeles International Airport: Admittedly, LAX has always been a blur to me, but next time I'll be sure to stop and smell the roses!

Miami International Airport: Through the end of May you don't want to miss "The Masterpieces" by Kristen Thiele (Just discovered via the website and we only have a few days!) In a nutshell- she paints her version of Fine Art Masterpieces with cats as the subjects instead of humans.

There are probably a LOT more that I haven't included, but these are my favorites that I've seen or can't wait to see!


Nick May 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Well they've added quite a bit of art to ATL, but really, you may have to come in from out of the country to experience all of it.

Grace May 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

Thanks for the tip!! Seems like the best art in airports is in the International areas!