Every day you see art plastered everywhere from city parks to the lobbies of public buildings to public bathroom stalls. And so it should come as no surprise that Heathrow is rolling up its sleeves and lending the wall space as well.
The UK government is planning to turn Heathrow’s Terminal 5 into a leading venue showcasing masterpieces from the national collections, together with contemporary art works. The National Gallery, the Tate galleries, and the Hayward Gallery in London are interested in the project. Currently the National Gallery shows works from its collection at the Eurostar Terminal at London’s St. Pancras Station, and the Rijksmuseum has an exhibition space in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.