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American Museum Buildings
This page contains a selection of major American museum buildings, with links to individual project pages. We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of American museum buildings. The focus is on interesting contemporary US museums.
We have 2 pages of American Museum Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.
American Museum Buildings : main page with key buildings + new designs (this page)
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USA Museum Building – Latest Designs
US Museum Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:
Sep 7, 2018
Topaz Museum, Delta, Utah
Design: Sparano + Mooney Architecture
photography : Brian Buroker and Sparano + Mooney Architecture
Topaz Museum in Delta
The Topaz Museum building is an 8000 sqft cultural facility that provides information and interpretation regarding the internment of more than 11,000 Japanese Americans that occurred during WWII at the nearby Topaz Internment Camp site.
Feb 5, 2016
Westmoreland Museum, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Design: Ennead Architects
photo © Roy Engelbrecht
Westmoreland Museum Building
The new expansion and major renovation of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art has launched a new era for the Museum. The expansion is a striking counterpoint to the original neo-Georgian structure, marrying old and new.
Jul 24, 2013
University of Chicago New Residence Hall, Michigan
Design: Studio Gang Architects
image from Studio Gang Architects
University of Chicago New Residence Hall
Studio Gang Architects, led by renowned Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, has been selected to design a major new residence hall and dining commons on the north end of the University of Chicago campus, officials announced.
Jul 18, 2013
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania, USA – building news
Design: Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects
image from architects
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
The renovation and expansion of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, designed by Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects. The design creates a new face and identity for the original neo-Georgian building, which enhances the Museum’s link to the City. The L-shaped massing of the expanded building features a new south-facing façade that visually frames the original brick building and forms a linear porch along its length.
Jan 29, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – Store, Bentonville, Arkansas
Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect
photograph : Timothy Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum Arkansas
Located in the heart of the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art designed by architect Moshe Safdie in 2011 the museum store is an insertion by Marlon Blackwell Architect into an existing 3,040 sqft curved concrete space.
Nov 27, 2012
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, Long Island, NY
Design: Herzog & de Meuron
picture from Parrish Art Museum
Parrish Art Museum
This 34,400 sqft building contains more than 2,600 works ranging from early 19th-century landscape paintings through American Impressionism and into the 20th and 21st centuries.
Mar 26, 2012
History Colorado Center, Denver, CO
Design: Tryba Architects
picture from Weitzman
Colorado Museum Building
The History Colorado Center, the nearly 200,000-square-foot, $110.8 million museum, will open to the public April 28 2012. New History Museum to Debut Work of Art By Steven Weitzman on Ground Floor.
American Museum Building News
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas
Design: Steven Holl Architects
photograph © MFAH
Museum of Fine Arts Houston This museum expansion will enlarge the presentation of its collections, exhibitions, and myriad educational programs. The project will involve the construction of a new museum building intended mostly for art after 1900 to complement the Audrey Jones Beck and Caroline Wiess Law Buildings. The scheme will also address the integration of the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden and the expansion of the Glassell School of Art. A new parking facility will be added, as well.
US Museum Building – Recent Design
US Museum Designs, chronological:
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan
Architect: WHY Architecture
picture : Steve Hall@Hedrich Blessing
Grand Rapids Art Museum
This building is home to one of the oldest museums in the Mid-West. The building mission includes obtaining a high-level certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, thus making it one of the first art museums with such recognition.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
Design: Foster + Partners
image : Foster + Partners
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA This is a major redevelopment and a new wing designed by Foster + Partners. The masterplan reinstates the original formal axis of the Museum and opens it up to the Back Bay Fens and the linear park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1877. The MFA’s new wing creates 53 new galleries and houses the Art of the Americas collections, one of the premier assemblages of American art. Foster + Partners, working with CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares of Boston, have carefully restored and augmented one of the world’s finest art museums to transform the experience for visitors, opening up the building to the community and consolidating the Museum’s five great collections into a more cohesive and understandable whole.
US Museum Buildings
US Museum Designs, alphabetical:
|Anchorage Museum Expansion, Alaska
image © Christian Richters
|Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF
photograph © Andrew McRae
|Getty Center Building, Los Angeles
photo © Alice McRae
|MoMA Extension, New York
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
|Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
image from SANAA
|Museum of Modern Art, New York
photo : Andrew McRae
|Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
image : Andy Ryan
|Newseum, Washington DC
picture : Eric Taylor © EricTaylorPhoto.com
|NMAAHC, Washington DC image courtesy Freelon Adjaye Bond Smith Group||Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
images courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum
|Salvador Dali Museum, Florida
image : Moris Moreno
|San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
picture © Andrew McRae
|Smithsonian Institute Redevelopment
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
|Utah Museum of Natural History, Utah
photo © Stuart Ruckman
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American Museum Architecture, no images / links
de Young Museum, San Francisco, California
San Francisco Museum
Guggenheim Museum, East Harlem, New York City
Guggenheim New York building
Whitney Museum, Upper East Side, New York City
New York museum
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