Archinect - News 2014-11-28T16:41:28-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/114114079/whitney-announces-opening-date-of-its-new-home-in-chelsea 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/852dec54324014ba3107df965ca9b381.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11627/whitney-museum-of-american-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113033373/l-a-county-supervisors-approve-initial-funding-for-new-lacma-building 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fc0c95da4502d7ffaca4046cce4c09b.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/tag/524084/lacma-makeover" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112957036/peter-marino-exhibition-to-open-at-the-bass-museum 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d72366a9b0fcab6d14174960cd57155b.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/112418303/the-broad-kinda-sorta-has-an-opening-date-fall-2015 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6z10t3ha00p7w7zn.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/112259973/los-angeles-cultural-boom-gives-city-s-artists-spaces-they-can-call-home" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/101037764/eli-broad-s-art-showcase-in-los-angeles-still-unfinished-sues-over-delays" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/82061530/eli-broad-s-art-museum-designed-by-ds-r-to-open-in-late-2014-and-will-offer-free-admission" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/112338758/oslo-council-votes-yes-on-new-munch-museum 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64a82e38bc054ae1a3c5f49ebad0a2ee.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/87143/winners-for-oslo-s-new-library-and-museum-competiton-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners for Oslo's New Library and Museum Competiton Announced</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111873772/buffalo-s-jewel-box-art-museum-to-grow 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb17aa9d6f8911359b6b5771a59fb58f.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3fb03c77716f29e0fcba5387e08a2d4.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/109112857/prada-marfa-saved Prada Marfa saved Alexander Walter 2014-09-16T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:59:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/963100a38d08759b517e56e9870dd5b7.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The conceptual storefront Prada Marfa, 2005, by Elmgreen &amp; Dragset, has a new lease on life. The Texas Department of Transportation reached an agreement last week with the foundation Ballroom Marfa to preserve the sculpture after nearly one year of negotiations. The government threatened to shut down the work because it could be considered an illegal roadside advertisement under state law. [...] the foundation plans to lease the land underneath Prada Marfa and register it as an art museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82065559/prada-marfa-declared-an-illegal-outdoor-advertisement-faces-possible-removal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prada Marfa declared an illegal outdoor advertisement, faces possible removal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105810364/a-glimpse-at-the-new-aspen-art-museum-by-shigeru-ban A glimpse at the new Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Justine Testado 2014-08-04T21:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T19:21:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1h76mcw66vg9gyo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the heart of downtown Aspen, Colorado, the new Aspen Art Museum already has a busy itinerary of festivities &mdash; from an award ceremony to the official ribbon-cutting this past weekend -- even before its public opening this Saturday, August 9. Surrounded by Aspen's mountainous landscape, the new 33,000 sq.ft building designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Shigeru Ban includes a rooftop sculpture garden and 17,500 square feet of new exhibition space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out some recent photos of the new building:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thdif77delbfzupx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfj292acq60m9hj6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jyybg7ca25ijthv3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21ox1eb15ygpuax9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tif1vhfs7ma58fd.jpg"></p><p>Plenty more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_new_shigeru_ban-designed_aspen_art_museum_to_host_24-hour_public_openin/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103631706/tadao-ando-s-new-clark-art-museum-is-berkshires-with-bilbao-ambitions Tadao Ando's New Clark Art Museum is Berkshires, with Bilbao Ambitions Alexander Walter 2014-07-07T13:43:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:14:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c4/c4fc35fdc2a03c07ef5dc550466d4dc1.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 14 years of talking, of battles, and of construction, and in one of the more ambitious reimaginings of a regional museum ever, the art-rich Clark has opened a new building, plopped a lake behind it and expanded to a 140-acre campus. It opens July 4, and it is magnificent&mdash;mostly&mdash;but we&rsquo;ll get to that.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/102556267/a-tale-of-two-extensions A tale of two extensions Alexander Walter 2014-06-23T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T14:47:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4a1312ccb22270fb13be41c0dddd2883.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Switzerland&rsquo;s two largest art museums are building extensions, although Basel is moving faster than its neighbour and sometimes rival, Z&uuml;rich. In Basel, construction is proceeding apace on the Kunstmuseum&rsquo;s project, across the street from the original museum. [...] Meanwhile Z&uuml;rich&rsquo;s Kunsthaus has become embroiled in a dispute which has halted work this month. The Swiss environmental group Archicultura is objecting, and permission to build is being withheld by a canton court.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100296485/philadelphia-museum-of-art-exhibition-to-reveal-frank-gehry-s-renovation-plan-this-summer Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition to reveal Frank Gehry’s renovation plan this summer Justine Testado 2014-05-23T18:14:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:14:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41u9wh6360qq87lh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Philadelphia Museum of Art will soon debut Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an exhibition showcasing the first images of Frank Gehry's master plan to renovate the museum. The exhibition will also feature large-scale models, site plans, sections, and renderings. The exhibition opens July 1 through September 1 at the Dorrance Galleries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After PMA selected <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> -- who is working with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11080262/olin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a> --&nbsp; in 2006 to design the multi-phased plan for the landmark, the core phase focuses on reorganizing and expanding the building's interior, adding more than 169,000 square feet of space. The additional space will allow the Museum to display more of its collection.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42gisl0ed7p9j53r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cuhutz940wknwx9r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvhd9wrdvljq3kvc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0v6ebxpv6dwcy35.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/philadelphia_museum_of_art_exhibition_to_preview_frank_gehrys_renovation_pl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95349418/mvrdv-s-shiny-collection-building-for-museum-boijmans-van-beuningen-rotterdam MVRDV’s shiny Collection Building for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam Justine Testado 2014-03-10T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:20:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/rogc661n3nq6odnh.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MVRDV has the winning proposal to design the Collection Building for the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The bowl-like public art depot will let the public see the ins and outs of the museum's daily activities, and also let private art collectors store their own collections in ideal museum conditions. Completion of the project is expected in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68yjier43sxr6zdx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3jrmf0cxf3p9f1n.jpg"><br><br>Diagrams:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rngzhle92thszgbm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25dtj3qqpjnf2mu3.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mvrdv_wins_collection_building_for_museum_boijman_van_beuningen_rotter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88985154/frank-gehry-designs-new-alexander-calder-show-at-lacma Frank Gehry designs new Alexander Calder show at LACMA Archinect 2013-12-16T13:55:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:41:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/df1ddf611a3375c17ff912e7bef1db9a.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I always remember the Calder show at the Guggenheim in New York,&rdquo; Gehry told LA Confidential, &ldquo;and how the work responded to the curves of the museum. It was spectacular. LACMA didn&rsquo;t have such a space for the show, so we designed one. I hope to at least give the art its individual space and let the architecture help reveal the dynamism of each piece.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88773559/the-p-rez-art-museum-miami-built-for-people The Pérez Art Museum Miami: Built for People Archinect 2013-12-13T19:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:50:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojxos3yc9v4bntgj.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new P&eacute;rez Art Museum that opened here last week embodies a vernacular style&mdash;deep-shaded, loose-limbed and connected to the tropics&mdash;that should have been but never was because of those two invasive species, Art Deco and the air conditioner.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88063113/preview-the-p-rez-art-museum-miami-ahead-of-its-art-basel-debut Preview The Pérez Art Museum Miami Ahead Of Its Art Basel Debut Archinect 2013-12-04T14:39:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:15:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70522991d5f066db1a7cf14ff923fa49.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Miami&rsquo;s new art museum, the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), opens on December 4th. The subtle building, designed by the Basel architecture firm, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, isn't exactly what you'd expect from a city that produced the Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco, Morris Lapidus, and Arquitectonica.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/87147143/herzog-de-meuron-designs-131m-art-oasis-in-miami Herzog & de Meuron designs $131m art oasis in Miami Archinect 2013-11-22T14:54:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T16:27:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cvw1nybzvdmywea5.jpg" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Swiss architecture firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron went tropical to design an alluring home for a museum long stifled by a bad building in an unfortunate location. The Perez now has a shot at establishing itself as a major destination.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82061530/eli-broad-s-art-museum-designed-by-ds-r-to-open-in-late-2014-and-will-offer-free-admission Eli Broad's art museum, designed by DS+R, to open in late 2014 and will offer free admission Archinect 2013-09-17T14:27:00-04:00 >2013-09-17T22:23:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0h0cgf1ihrukd2g3.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It has long been our goal to ensure that the contemporary artworks in the Broad collections are seen by the broadest possible public,&rdquo; said Eli Broad. &ldquo;We believe that free general admission to The Broad will help draw visitors to all of the cultural institutions along Grand Avenue.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Broad, Los Angeles&rsquo;s newest contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, will offer free general admission when it opens in late 2014, founders Eli and Edythe Broad announced today.</p> <p> At a hard hat tour and preview of the museum, the Broads were joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in announcing that the inaugural exhibition and permanent collection will be open to the public at no charge.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hy/hy7rs1ofyq1r444t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;It has long been our goal to ensure that the contemporary artworks in the Broad collections are seen by the broadest possible public,&rdquo; said Eli Broad. &ldquo;We believe that free general admission to The Broad will help draw visitors to all of the cultural institutions along Grand Avenue.&rdquo;</p> <p> Following its inaugural exhibition, The Broad will occasionally present ticketed special exhibitions and will offer discounts to those exhibitions to MOCA members.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6v3lrsgxdf892io.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;On behalf of all Angelenos, I&rsquo;d like to thank Eli and Edye Broad for their generosity,&rdquo; said Garcetti. &ldquo;Not on...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80464486/sifang-art-museum Sifang Art Museum Archinect 2013-08-27T17:50:00-04:00 >2013-09-03T18:47:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cde75c34e3427e651aa69d5e21b49fb5.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hard by the Yangtze River, ten miles from Nanjing, a giant, glowing hollowed-out trapezoid hovers above the trees. The otherworldly Sifang Art Museum, designed by the American architect Steven Holl, [...] an edgy sign of the ancient city&rsquo;s rapid modernization.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/74645806/it-s-official-the-hirshhorn-museum-has-burst-the-bubble It's official, the Hirshhorn Museum has burst the bubble Archinect 2013-06-05T15:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T22:10:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tssrudcohek4khoy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Wednesday finally abandoned its long-planned project to cover the museum&rsquo;s interior courtyard in Washington D.C. with a distinctive, temporary inflatable bubble. Citing financial uncertainties, Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution&rsquo;s under secretary for history, art and culture, made the announcement. He said outgoing director Richard Koshalek, who resigned last month after failing to receive full support for the bubble...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3c6081d84530935f161d91831fb6d71.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74507137/peter-zumthor-s-450-000-000-black-flower-for-lacma Peter Zumthor's $450,000,000 'Black Flower' for LACMA Gregory Walker 2013-06-03T14:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T14:36:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ss/ss8h44u1e87746op.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Bracingly forward-looking, Zumthor's design for LACMA would give the city a much-needed jolt of architectural energy."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Zumthor's design, which obliterates the original campus of LACMA, would cost an estimated $450M to construct, with another $200M in soft and operating costs built in.</p><p>A few questions abound: is this really any different (in overall approach) than OMA's ill-fated masterplan from roughly 10 years ago? Will this truly solve LACMA's core collections questions? And would the money raised be much better allocated towards improving those, the existing facilities and creating a long term operations fund to help stabilize the institution?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73777774/china-builds-museums-but-filling-them-is-another-story China Builds Museums, But Filling Them Is Another Story Archinect 2013-05-23T17:12:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:30:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4qdzolufy3anyyt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jeffrey Johnson, an architect who runs the &#65279;&#65279;China Megacities Lab at Columbia, is among a number of scholars who study China's rapid urbanization. He says local governments are building museums to create a cultural life and competitive identity for their cities. But China lost a lot of art because of its civil war in the 1940s, as well as the Cultural Revolution, looting and overseas sales. Johnson says many museums are going up faster than curators can fill them with works and audiences.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72423235/kimbell-art-museum-announces-the-renzo-piano-designed-pavilion-will-open-on-nov-27 Kimbell Art Museum announces the Renzo Piano-designed pavilion will open on Nov. 27 Archinect 2013-05-03T14:11:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T12:39:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u5kr73zwffc1c3ji.jpg" width="514" height="208" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The highly anticipated expansion to the Kimbell Art Museum, designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) and Kendall/Heaton Associates, opens to the public on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Renzo Piano&rsquo;s colonnaded pavilion stands as an expression of simplicity&mdash;glass, concrete and wood&mdash;surrounded by elms and red oaks, some 65 yards to the west of Louis I. Kahn&rsquo;s vaulted, luminous museum of 1972.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qt2pcgu3d25jjvrb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Similar in scale to the Kahn building, the 300-foot-long, 22-foot-high building is composed of two parallel wings stretching from north to south, connected by two glass passageways. To the rear, the west wing will have a green sod roof, which appears to rise out of the ground with berms on either end and concrete retaining walls on the sides. The front, east wing is topped by a glass, steel and wood roof system. The wafer-thin top layer of this system, which features louvered photovoltaic cells, hovers above the east wing's most prominent feature: enormous laminated wood beams that appear to float above the concrete and glass walls and which are held aloft by square concrete columns.<br><br> The plan and elevation of the east wing, which faces the Kahn building, is tripartite, which mirrors the tripartite plan and elevation of the Kahn building. This is the most overt of the Piano building&rsquo;s numerous echoes of its esteemed predecessor. The facade&rsquo;s central, 100-foot-long recessed glas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72307144/uc-davis-selects-so-il-to-design-art-museum UC Davis selects SO – IL to design art museum Archinect 2013-05-01T18:30:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:17:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ovzu6cm2ytzuie0.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UC Davis today announced that it has selected an emerging New York-based design firm, SO &ndash; IL, to design the campus&rsquo;s planned art museum, envisioned as a regional center of experimentation, participation and learning. The firm will work with team members Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, a prominent architectural firm with offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Pennsylvania, and contractor Whiting-Turner, a national construction firm...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The new museum advances the way museums and architecture are approached in the 21st century.</p> <p> Designed by SO - IL in partnership with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, and built by Whiting-Turner, the design incorporates a 50,000 square foot steel structure that floats atop a series of interconnected interior and exterior spaces. The gallery space will be 29,000 square feet.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xv/xvkg9q7nsrp5epcq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In describing the building, the architects state:</p> <p> Davis is an ideal setting for a museum that will sow new ways of thinking about the experience of art. The Central Valley breathes a spirit of optimism. Whether one is influenced by the sweeping views over the flat plains beyond to the horizon, or the sense of empowerment one feels when being able to cultivate and grow freely&mdash;the spirit of this place is of invention and imagination. It is precisely this spirit we capture in our architectural proposal for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.</p> <p> As an overarching move, the design proposes a 50,000 s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72295165/lacma-taps-zumthor-for-650-million-new-look LACMA taps Zumthor for $650-million new look Archinect 2013-05-01T14:08:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T00:50:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d2e234c1451d31586ce49605e120d804.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an acclaimed Swiss architect is hoping to pull off what an acclaimed Dutch one could not. Next month LACMA will publicly unveil a $650-million plan by Pritzker Prize winner Peter Zumthor for a dramatic new museum building along Wilshire Boulevard.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63619008/henning-larsen-architects-completes-ume-art-museum Henning Larsen Architects Completes Umeå Art Museum Alexander Walter 2012-12-17T18:21:00-05:00 >2012-12-17T18:38:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kl/kl2h6fa4jksw6tvz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Henning Larsen Architects has sent us photos and drawings of their recently finished Ume&aring; Art Museum, a part of Ume&aring; University Campus in northern Sweden.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13j79d5t8eq9e6p8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/tru43m70cr2518ao.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bq51gbbowvhpkxtm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehzq4tubo68kis39.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99iqdsmua0cdzbm5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51qe8mqy8xtl74fl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mztofv1mub96bud7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdy8240f0wphti7s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c67gmljam0hq9b0p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/405i4bkyy2bdtdsd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> All photos by &Aring;ke E:son Lindman.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13944501/sifang-art-museum-gets-a-web-presence Sifang Art Museum gets a web presence Paul Petrunia 2011-07-19T17:20:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T18:24:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ks4moqhv2wei8iz8.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Steven Holl's Sifang Art Museum will be opening in Nanjing, China, in November of this year. In the mean time they have launched a pretty site with some nice alternating photographs of the building. <a href="http://www.sifangartmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check it out</a>.</p>