When walk through and explored the art as well as the signage at Sam’s art museum, I noticed that most of the way finding signage used to guide people thought the museum was very bold and the descriptions of who the art was made by was almost always using a sans-serif Helvetica font to describe section within the museum. All of the text labeled for each room stayed the same using bold san-serif fonts that were easily legible. I also notice that the signage used as label for certain rooms within the museum where painted on wall’s but in places that would not interrupt the art flow, this meant that there was always a white san-serif fonts used on black walls and black san-serif fonts on white walls to clearly state what was going to be seen upon walking in the room. One important aspect noticed while examining the signage of the museum was that some key words of the painted text on the walls were bolded to add a sort of focal point basically pointing out to people the main topic of the section about to be seen. When walked into different rooms of the museum the lighting changed tremendously to set the mood for the section viewed. Some rooms had a very dramatically lighting while others had soft and almost limited lighting almost turning the room greyish. For most of the paintings there were lights placed upon them to add emphasis to them within certain rooms, I believe the dramatic lighting placed upon the paintings made them even more dramatic. Overall the museum signage was all over the place I found myself walking into rooms that I didn’t even know I was walking into. The Only major problem of the way finding signage at Sam’s art museum is that it is really hard to locate because it’s all over the place. I feel like if there was a way for Sam’s art museum to create way finding signage within the museum that wouldn’t interrupt the mood of the art then it would be a perfect overall tour of the museum.
Picture i took of the Hammerman at the Seattle Art Museum