Graz Art Museum, Graz Austria
Graz Art Museum was built as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2003 and has since become an architectural landmark in Graz, Austria. Its exhibition program specializes in contemporary art of the last four decades.The team of architects used an innovative style, known as "blob architecture." The gigantic building is affectionately called the "Friendly Alien" by its creators Peter Cook and Colin Fournier. Its organic shape and a skin made of iridescent blue acrylic panels certainly stands out against the surrounding baroque roof houses and buildings with their red clay tile roofs!