Join Dima and Rebecca as they talk about a most unusual arts museum building that first opened to the public in New York 50 years ago. Also, why not test your prediction skills with an exercise at the end of the programme?
This week's question: Which famous landmark do you think the programme is about? Is it
a) Rockefeller Center;
b) Guggenheim Museum or
c) Tate Gallery?
Listen out for the answer in the programme!
Listen to the programme:
Spiral museum at 50
Vocabulary from the programme:
a famous place, often a building or another structure, that's visited by many tourists
round, looking like a bulb, or like a sphere
- a curving wave that never breaks
here, a spiral
- badly maimed
literally, seriously injured, deformed or crippled; here, badly presented, not showing their best, not playing to their strengths
- reinvented notions
changed the understanding, created new ideas
- Beaux Arts
a style of architecture inspired by the French school of the same name
- a train shed
the spacious covered part of a major railway station
- highly sociable
here, encouraging communication, bringing people together