Archinect - News 2015-11-30T19:26:58-05:00 Milwaukee Art Museum set to reopen after $34M renovation and expansion project Alexander Walter 2015-11-18T15:06:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T15:15:31-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Milwaukee Art Museum is due to reopen on 24 November after a 14-month, $34m renovation that brings the institution back from the brink. When the museum made the unorthodox decision to begin planning an expansion at the height of the recession in 2009, mould flourished, floors buckled and ceilings leaked in the two buildings that housed the permanent collection. [...] Roberts says: &ldquo;People who know our museum will not believe that this is the same museum.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private money attracts big-name architects to design new museums in Beirut</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leading up to its September-20 opening, Christopher Hawthorne reviews the new Broad museum</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A black museum for "The White City of the North": Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki</a></li></ul> Private money attracts big-name architects to design new museums in Beirut Alexander Walter 2015-10-09T15:01:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T15:05:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A raft of museums, most backed by private money, are springing up in what is, for many, an unlikely cultural hub: Beirut, the capital of Lebanon [...] The design competition launched on 1 October; the architect Zaha Hadid is on the jury along with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones of London's Serpentine Galleries. Salam&eacute;, who founded the A&iuml;shti fashion chain, invested $100m in funding a contemporary art museum, designed by the British architect David Adjaye, in Jal El Dib [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Leading up to its September-20 opening, Christopher Hawthorne reviews the new Broad museum Alexander Walter 2015-08-31T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T14:21:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The elements of the Broad that have been most closely scrutinized or most often reworked, in fact, are the most uneven. It is only in the relative shadows &mdash; in the peripheral or easily overlooked spaces, or in the rooms added or enlarged late in the design process &mdash; that the architecture of the museum really comes to life.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on <em>The Broad</em> on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What makes an artless museum?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">So what's new at the Broad?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DS+R's Broad Museum set to open on Sept. 20, with a Feb. 15 preview</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is The Broad Museum's newly unveiled facade living up to its renderings?</a></li></ul> Berliners are getting their hopes up for transformed Kulturforum arts district Alexander Walter 2015-08-17T13:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T21:50:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The neighborhood &mdash; a central district that was dismantled by the Nazis, battered by Allied bombs and radically reconfigured by postwar architects &mdash; has foiled urban planners, exasperated patrons of the arts and demoralized generations of Berliners intent on seeing their city made once more into a cohesive whole. [...] Many are hoping that all that strife is in the past now that a new museum of modern art will be built in the much-maligned arts quarter.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In recent Berlin news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin's world-class museums struggle to build up excitement</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin lists communist-era towers of Alexanderplatz as historical monuments; Gehry high-rise still happening</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron to redevelop Berlin&rsquo;s infamous Tacheles cultural center; locals fear gentrification</a></li></ul><p>Heading to Berlin soon? Don't miss this excellent <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Berlin City Guide</strong></a> with architectural and cultural highlights that&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&uuml;rgen Mayer H.</a> exclusively curated for Archinect. The Kulturforum is of course among his recommended sites.</p> Berlin's world-class museums struggle to build up excitement Alexander Walter 2015-07-22T18:30:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="235" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As far as major cities go, few other places are in possession of so many treasures that are so poorly exhibited as Berlin. It's as though cultural institutions here go out of their way to keep people from visiting. [...] The city is undeniably home to diverse, valuable and unique museum collections, but they aren't helping the city as much as they should be.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the SPIEGEL article's comment section,&nbsp;reader&nbsp;nsmith compares the museum situation in Berlin&nbsp;with New York and raises a word of caution: <em>"I read this article and I am envious. In New York City, it's almost impossible to get into any of the major Museums on any given day, unless you have nerves of steel, lots of patience and very DEEP pockets. Most New Yorkers can't even fit in because they're so full of tourists from around the country, and around the world. A word to the wise; Be careful what you wish for."</em></p><p>Archinectors, how would you describe the state of public art institutions in <em>your</em> city? Great shows and packed halls or much room for improvement?</p> A black museum for "The White City of the North": Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki Archinect 2015-06-23T13:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:53:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One year and 1,715 entries later, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a>&nbsp;has selected&nbsp;Paris-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moreau Kusunoki Architectes</a>&nbsp;as the grand-prize winners today for their design, "Art in the City". In recent years, the Foundation's plans for building a new Guggenheim in Helsinki prompted lively debate among local residents and architects worldwide alike, including <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the launch</a> of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Helsinki counter-competition</a> that wondered whether Helsinki even needs a Guggenheim Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>But just like the whirlwind of discussions around the project, the competition itself is just as memorable: Stage One reeled in an astounding <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1,715 anonymously submitted entries</a> from around the world last fall, attracting a variety of designs ranging from the safer-yet-promising to the bolder-but-downright wacky. By the start of Stage Two this past January, only <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six teams</a> &ndash; whose team names remained unidentified &ndash; made the cut. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over the following months</a>, each finalist team received additional briefing to deve...</p> Prada vs Louis Vuitton: The new fashion foundations compared Alexander Walter 2015-06-17T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:23:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Money is not an issue here&rdquo; is the motto that leaps out at you in both the Prada and Vuitton Foundation museums, although in Paris it is thrown into high relief on the building&rsquo;s facade by the almost vulgar silver logo of Louis Vuitton&mdash;the star company in the LVMH group.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum pavilion prepares for grand opening Alexander Walter 2015-06-09T19:36:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:17:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dasha Zhukova&rsquo;s Garage Museum for Contemporary Art is due to open the doors of its new $27m home in Gorky Park to invited guests on 10 June and the public two days later. The museum is housed in a Soviet-era pavilion that has been converted by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas [...]. In another riff on the building&rsquo;s architecture, Garage will be hosting a conference in October on Soviet Modernism, a project of the Austrian curator Georg Sch&ouml;llhammer [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>To learn more about Garage's new Gorky Park building, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks</a></li></ul> Christopher Hawthorne remembers the LACMA that once was Alexander Walter 2015-04-16T17:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the museum turns 50 this year and debate continues about LACMA Director Michael Govan's plan to replace the Pereira buildings (and a later addition by Hugh Hardy) with a giant new wing by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, it's worth remembering how the original LACMA campus was greeted &mdash; as well as a few things about the Los Angeles into which it was born.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></p> Supersized Whitney Museum prepares for May 1 opening – and the years after that Alexander Walter 2015-04-02T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:30:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The galleries are immense, the Renzo Piano design is arresting and the views of the Hudson River are expansive. As it prepares to open its new $422 million Lower Manhattan home on May 1, the Whitney Museum of American Art is pulsing with anticipation as it plans the inaugural events, including a neighborhood block party. But behind the scenes the museum is also preparing for the challenge of paying to operate a building that is three times as large as the old one.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney Museum to Offer Year of Free Admission to Construction Workers</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Follow the construction of Renzo Piano's new Whitney online</a></li></ul> Málaga unveils outposts of two high-profile museums in one week Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:04:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For M&aacute;laga&rsquo;s mayor, Francisco de la Torre, the rebirth of Hotel Miramar is a sign that his &euro;100m gamble on rebranding the city is paying off. During his 15 years in office he has lead an aggressive campaign to turn M&aacute;laga into a place brimming with culture. [...] His campaign reached new heights this week with the opening of the first foreign outposts of two high-profile museums: the Centre Pompidou M&aacute;laga and the M&aacute;laga branch of the St Petersburg State Russian Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centre Pompidou to cover France with pop-ups</a></p> Asymptote to design Hermitage satellite museum in abandoned Moscow factory Alexander Walter 2015-03-13T14:09:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T09:19:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The State Hermitage Museum signed a protocol of intent on Wednesday, 11 March, with the St Petersburg-based LSR development group to open a satellite branch of the museum in Moscow, on the grounds of the landmark former Soviet ZIL automobile plant. [...] Also present was the Canadian architect Hani Rashid who will design the satellite with his New York-based firm Asymptote Architecture. Russian media report that construction is due to be completed by 2018.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Take a peek at Tom Wiscombe's "underground" Old Bank District Museum scheme for L.A. Justine Testado 2015-03-09T15:19:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T22:57:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Broad Museum might not be the only new museum to be built in Downtown Los Angeles. Announced last year, L.A. property developer Tom Gilmore and Tom Wiscombe&nbsp; seem to be making progress towards the Old Bank District Museum, a new contemporary art and design museum that will house the works of locally based artists. Located in the Old Bank District, the OBDM will interweave through three interconnected buildings along Main and Fourth Streets: the Bank House Garage, the Farmers and Merchants Bank, and the Hellman Building.</p><p>According to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous reports</a>, Gilmore and his business partner Jerri Perrone will fund the initial construction, and start construction documents by this year. Completion of the project is currently slated for 2017.</p><p>Read on for more project info we received from Tom Wiscombe:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The OBDM is a contemporary art and design museum located in the heart of the Old Bank District of Downtown Los Angeles. The project is part adaptive re-use and part new construction, capitali...</p> So what's new at the Broad? Alexander Walter 2015-02-16T14:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T22:20:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Elizabeth Diller [...] stood on the Grand Avenue sidewalk Friday morning in front of the Broad museum, which she designed with her New York firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and is set to open Sept. 20. Was she giving an architectural preview? Doing damage control? Trying to regain some influence over the narrative of the museum&rsquo;s construction, which has been beset by delays, fabrication problems and legal wrangling? The answer seemed to be some combination of the three.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> Centre Pompidou to cover France with pop-ups Alexander Walter 2015-02-12T14:47:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T23:26:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Towns and cities across France will soon be able to boost their culture offerings by hosting pop-up branches of the Centre Pompidou. The Paris museum is expanding its empire, and aims to establish domestic temporary outposts. &ldquo;We will soon launch an open call for candidates [to select a French city],&rdquo; says a spokesman for the Centre Pompidou. These pop-ups will remain open for four years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Do video games belong in fine art museum collections? Alexander Walter 2015-02-09T15:33:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T22:04:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The popularity of video games shows no sign of waning, and museums have ramped up their interest in the medium. [...] &ldquo;Sorry MoMA, video games are not art&rdquo; was the headline on Jonathan Jones&rsquo;s blog [...] after New York&rsquo;s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced the acquisition of 14 video games, including 1980s classics &ldquo;Tetris&rdquo; and &ldquo;Pac-Man&rdquo;. &ldquo;All hell broke loose in an interesting way,&rdquo; said Paola Antonelli, a senior curator in the museum&rsquo;s department of architecture and design [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tate Museum Creates Minecraft World Inspired by Famous Paintings</a></p> Will Pamplona's "Bilbao Effect" gamble pay off? Alexander Walter 2015-01-26T13:27:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:34:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museo Universidad de Navarra, a brand new gallery designed by the renowned Rafael Moneo, may lead to a stampede of art lovers every bit as important to Pamplona as the running of the bulls [...] The architect is Rafael Moneo, a Pritzker prizewinner and native of Navarre province. [...] If the architecture of the new gallery is not as eye-catching as Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim, the collection is more impressive [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Foster + Partners-designed expansion of the Norton Museum of Art has already raised half of its funds Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:27:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, prepares to break ground on its Foster + Partners&mdash;designed expansion in 2016, the institution has launched the second phase of its capital campaign, which has already raised nearly $34 million, more than half of the museum's $60 million goal. [...] "Foster + Partners' plan pays homage to the Museum's past by restoring the clarity and symmetry of the original building, but also looks to its future as a leading museum in Florida" [...]</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan Alexander Walter 2015-01-13T15:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T20:51:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buoyed by some of the largest donations in the city's history, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will unveil a $450 million project today that envisions its campus as the cultural heart of the city. [...] The project, by Steven Holl Architects, is the most exciting in the institution's 90-year history, board chairman Richard Kinder said. The plan, named the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, is so transformational that in five years Houstonians might not recognize the 1000 block of Bissonnet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion</a></p> Who pays for the new private museums after the death of their aging founders? Alexander Walter 2015-01-08T15:16:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:19:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris in October to the construction of The Broad in Los Angeles now set to open this autumn, the model of the single-donor museum is thriving. [...] what will happen to these new institutions on the death of the founder or the decline in their collecting activity. [...] To what extent have these museum founders made plans to ensure the vitality and flexibility of their prized institutions beyond their own lifetimes?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Making it possible for the human spirit to soar Nam Henderson 2014-12-10T01:45:00-05:00 >2014-12-10T13:11:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Critics have argued that big arts-building investments are vanity projects, or that private donors should finance community arts organizations or scholarships instead.</p></em><br /><br /><p>James S. Russell digs into the building boom on college campuses, where museums and arts centers are opening and expanding. Mostly an elite phenomenon (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanford University is constructing a $235 million arts district</a>), few state/public schools are able to afford the costs.</p> Cooper Hewitt puts can-do spirit into the house Carnegie built Alexander Walter 2014-12-09T15:32:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:11:06-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a $91m, three-year renovation, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is due to reopen on Friday, 12 December. [...] the firms Gluckman Mayner, Beyer Blinder Belle and Diller Scofidio + Renfro&mdash;moved the museum&rsquo;s offices and research library, previously on the third floor, into the adjacent Miller-Fox townhouses, which had been used for storage. In the offices&rsquo; place, they built the Cooper Hewitt&rsquo;s first open-plan galleries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper-Hewitt Selects DS+R as Exhibition Designer and Local Projects as Media Designer</a></p> Van Gogh Museum gets multicoloured make-over Alexander Walter 2014-12-01T14:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:52:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Until now the Amsterdam museum has usually presented its Van Goghs in a simple chronological sequence, set against white walls. This display originally seemed appropriate for the building&rsquo;s architecture, a series of stark white galleries designed by Gerrit Rietveld, the leading Modernist architect of the De Stijl movement. The white-cube spaces have now been transformed by coloured walls, varying according to the artist's different periods [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T13:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:46:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that it will open its new home in Chelsea on 1 May 2015. With double the exhibition space of its "old" Marcel Breuer-designed building, the museum will be able to show far more of its collection of Modern and contemporary American art in its Renzo Piano-designed new space in the Meatpacking District. [...] Weinberg told us that Piano saved the institution from making one decision that it would have lived to regret.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> L.A. County supervisors approve initial funding for new LACMA building Alexander Walter 2014-11-06T13:22:00-05:00 >2014-11-06T13:29:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Board of Supervisors has approved a road map for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as it plans a $600-million makeover that would tear down and rebuild most of its Miracle Mile campus [...]. If there are no serious bumps in the road ahead, the plan would yield a streamlined, curving 410,000-square-foot new museum building designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor that would open in 2023, spanning Wilshire Boulevard with an enclosed bridge that doubles as gallery space.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> Peter Marino Exhibition to Open at the Bass Museum Alexander Walter 2014-11-05T13:24:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T13:29:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the recipient of Design Miami/&rsquo;s inaugural Design Visionary award this month, Marino has been celebrated for decades for forward-thinking designs that are the perfect blend of art, fashion and architectural design. &ldquo;He is a true modernist character [...]&rdquo; internationally renowned curator J&eacute;r&ocirc;me Sans tells BLOUIN Lifestyle. Sans is curating &ldquo;One Way: Peter Marino,&rdquo; an exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art that explores the renowned American architect&rsquo;s multifaceted relationship with art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an Opening Date: Fall 2015 Alexander Walter 2014-10-29T14:41:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T17:24:19-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we last checked in with Eli Broad&rsquo;s eponymous downtown museum, its fall 2014 debut had been pushed back to some time in 2015. Today it was announced that the institution will open in fall 2015, although no precise date was given. [...] The multi-story building, designed Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is still in the midst of construction. When it opens it will join two MOCA facilities and the Japanese American National Museum, making the northern end of downtown something of a museum hub.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles cultural boom gives city&rsquo;s artists spaces they can call home</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eli Broad&rsquo;s Art Showcase in Los Angeles, Still Unfinished, Sues Over Delays</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eli Broad's art museum, designed by DS+R, to open in late 2014 and will offer free admission</a></p></li></ul> Oslo council votes yes on new Munch Museum Alexander Walter 2014-10-28T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T21:42:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Oslo&rsquo;s city council approved a plan for a new Munch Museum on the waterfront in a vote on 22 October. A new building designed by the architecture firm Herreros will be constructed at a cost of 2.8m Norwegian kroner. [...] The long-delayed project has hit a number of political hurdles since the architects were first chosen in a competition in 2009. Some critics feared the dramatic design [...] would deprive the city&rsquo;s relatively new landmark opera building of the attention it deserves.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners for Oslo's New Library and Museum Competiton Announced</a></p> Buffalo’s jewel-box art museum to grow Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T13:33:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, is preparing to launch its first major expansion effort in more than 50 years. [...] In 2012, the board commissioned the architectural firm Sn&oslash;hetta to produce a master plan for future growth, but the details of this project have remained under wraps. Museum leaders told the Buffalo News that they are interested in holding an architectural competition for design proposals following their meetings with the public.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T12:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:25:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art announced yesterday that its forthcoming permanent home inside the Soviet-era eatery in the capital&rsquo;s central Gorky Park is due to open in June 2015. [...] And Rem Koolhaas, who was tasked with transforming the abandoned restaurant's ruin for the museum, is leaving it largely untouched.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>