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American Museum Buildings

This page contains a selection of major American museum buildings, with links to individual project pages. The focus is on interesting contemporary US museums.

American Architecture : links

American Museum Buildings : main page with key buildings + new designs (this page)

American Museum Building Designs : projects from A-Z

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
Topaz Museum in Delta Utah
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.

Jul 23, 2018
Glenstone Museum Pavilions, Potomac, Maryland
Design: Thomas Phifer of Thomas Phifer and Partners
Glenstone Museum Pavilions, Potomac, Maryland
photo: Iwan Baan ; Courtesy: Glenstone Museum

Glenstone Museum Pavilions
An installation surveying the breadth of its internationally renowned collection will be one of the inaugural presentations in its new building, the Pavilions, opening to the public on October 4, 2018.

Jun 30, 2018
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami, Florida – Shortlisted at World Architecture Festival Awards 2018
Design: Grimshaw
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami
photo courtesy of architects

Miami Museum of Science Building

Jun 16, 2018
Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Design: Civitas, Inc. Architects
Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, North Carolina
photographer : Art Howard, courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art and Civitas, Inc.

Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park
What started as an exercise in reimagining the future of the museum has transformed a former Raleigh, NC, prison site into an engaging experiment in extroverting the art museum into something altogether new.

May 19, 2018
Museum at the Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
Design: James Carpenter Design Associates (JCDA) with Trivers Associates
Museum of Westward Expansion St Louis
photo © Earthcam/Gateway Arch Park Foundation

Museum of Westward Expansion in St. Louis
Significant expansion and renovation of the Museum of Westward Expansion, directly below the iconic Gateway Arch, Eero Saarinen-designed by celebrated 20th Century US architect Eero Saarinen.

Apr 22, 2018
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Architect: WHY Architecture
Grand Rapids Art Museum Michigan GRAM building
photograph © Steve Hall @ Hedrich Blessing

Grand Rapids Art Museum Building
GRAM is home to one of the oldest museums in the Mid-West, with high-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)certification.

Feb 19, 2018
SPYSCAPE Museum, 928 8th Avenue, New York City, NY
Architects: Adjaye Associates
Spyscap Museum
photograph © Scott Frances for SPYSCAPE

SPYSCAPE Museum Building
A new global destination for espionage that combines educational programming with state-of-the-art interactive technology.

Dec 6, 2017
Statue of Liberty Museum Building, New York
Design: FXFOWLE Architects ; Exhibition Designer: ESI Design
Statue of Liberty Museum Building design
image courtesy of FXFOWLE Architects

Statue of Liberty Museum Building
A new $70 million building on Liberty Island.

Feb 5, 2016
New Norton Museum of Art Building, West Palm Beach, Miami, Florida
Design: Foster + Partners
New Norton Museum of Art Building by Foster + Partners
image courtesy of Foster + Partners

New Norton Museum of Art Building

Feb 5, 2016
Westmoreland Museum, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Design: Ennead Architects
Westmoreland Museum Building
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
University of Chicago New Residence Hall Building
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 – building news
Design: Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
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
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas
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
Parrish Art Museum building NY
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
History Colorado Center Denver Museum building
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.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas
Design: Steven Holl Architects
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
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.

US Museum Building – Recent Design

US Museum Designs, chronological:

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
Design: Foster + Partners
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
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.

US Museum Buildings

US Museum Designs, alphabetical:

Anchorage Museum Expansion, Alaska
Anchorage Museum Building
image © Christian Richters

Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
Design: Brooks + Scarpa
Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh building
picture from architects

Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh

Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF
Jewish Museum San Francisco
photograph © Andrew McRae

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Building
photo Paul Warchol © 2012, Eli Broad

Latest Building at Michigan State University

Getty Center Building, Los Angeles, California
Getty Center Building
photo © Alice McRae

Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants, South Beach, Florida
Design: Maciej Jakub Zawadzki
Miami Pier Museum
picture from architect

Miami Pier Museum Building

MoMA Extension, New York City, NY
MoMA Tower Building
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art New York
image from SANAA

Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
MoMA New York Building
photo : Andrew McRae

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Nelson Atkins Museum Building
image : Andy Ryan

Newseum, Washington DC
Newseum Washington DC Building
picture : Eric Taylor © EricTaylorPhoto.com

NMAAHC, Washington DC
NMAAHC Building image courtesy Freelon Adjaye Bond Smith Group

North Carolina Museum of Art Building, NC
Thomas Phifer and Partners
North Carolina Museum of Art Building
picture © Scott Frances. Courtesy NCMA

North Carolina Museum of Art Building

Pier Migrant Mangrove Museum, Lummus Park, Florida
Paul Cremoux W. / Manuel Angel Bugallo O.
Pier Migrant Mangrove Museum
image from architects

Pier Migrant Mangrove Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Saint Louis Art Museum Building
images courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum

Salvador Dali Museum, Florida
Salvador Dali Museum Building image : Moris Moreno

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Building
picture © Andrew McRae

Smithsonian Institute Redevelopment
Smithsonian Institute Building
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Utah Museum of Natural History, Utah
Utah Museum of Natural History Building
photo © Stuart Ruckman

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Extension
Design: Rick Mather Architects
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond
image Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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