You’re stuck at the airport for the next two hours, and you can’t bear to read another page of that project proposal. Sure, there are some alternate distrac-
tions: You can watch planes land and take off. You
can check out a golf match you don’t care about on
the TV over the bar. You can play with your phone.
Or you might consider something else: a visit to
a world-class museum. And you won’t even have to
leave the terminal.
Airports’ open, airy spaces are the perfect place to
exhibit art and antiquities. And airports know that
the travelers in their midst are the ultimate captive
audience. These facilities have responded with won-
derfully imaginative offerings that can turn your flight
delay from grueling to — dare we say it?— enjoyable.
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
sfo has a thriving aviation library and museum,
located in the international terminal. it’s got plenty
more, too. sfo’s permanent displays include the likes
of deborah Butterfield’s Pohina (terminal 1, Boarding
Spend your next layover enjoying
a different kind of view.
BY PHIL BARBER