Lunch pails 50 stories over Manhattan
"The gallery captures the exuberance with which the U.S. trumpeted its industrial progress."
— The Wall Street Journal
Metcalfe (with Art Guild Museums + Environments and Drexel University's Center for Cultural Partnerships) designed the exhibits for the 13,000 square foot National Museum of Industrial History that are housed in its 100 year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility. The first Smithsonian Museum... View full entry
Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum
The Wall Street Journal
In The Wall Street Journal Magazine's upcoming February issue, writer Tony Perrottet tells the history and potential of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and its location in Moscow's Gorky Park, as he visits the site to meet with art philanthropist Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas. Founded by... View full entry
Sifang Art Museum - designed by 22 architects including Wang Shu, SANAA, Adjaye, Holl - opens its first exhibition
China's wealthy patrons like Mr. Lu's family are underwriting a major cultural boom, spending billions of yuan on grand buildings to showcase impressive collections of art, antiques and other cultural rarities. Their largesse and ambitions echo American industrialists who sponsored the arts in the early years of the 20th century...
Recently in The Wall Street Journal, reporter Jason Chow interviewed real-estate developer Lu Jun and his son Lu Xun who finally opened the Sifang Art Museum for its first exhibition this past weekend in Nanjing, China after 10 years of construction. Spearheaded by Lu Jun and curated by... View full entry
Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies
Ada Louise Huxtable, the dean of American architecture critics, died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. She was 91.