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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)

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.

Feb 5, 2016
Westmoreland Museum, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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, USA – building news
Design: Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects
Westmoreland Museum of American Art Building
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
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
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 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.

American Museum Building News

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. 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
Grand Rapids Art Museum Building
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
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. 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 Anchorage Museum Building
image © Christian Richters
Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF Jewish Museum San Francisco
photograph © Andrew McRae
Getty Center Building, Los Angeles Getty Center Building
photo © Alice McRae
MoMA Extension, New York MoMA Tower Building
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Museum of Contemporary Art New York
image from SANAA
Museum of Modern Art, New York 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 ©
NMAAHC, Washington DC NMAAHC Building image courtesy Freelon Adjaye Bond Smith Group 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

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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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Farnsworth House

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