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September 11 Memorial Receives $2.5M Grant

At the beginning of the week, the National Park Service announced that it had awarded the National September 11 Memorial and Museum a $2.5 million 9/11 Memorial Act grant.


Gehry-Designed Philly Museum Reno Now Open

Last week, the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled to the public new galleries and public spaces from a years-long renovation led by architect Frank Gehry.


$500M Academy Museum Announces Open Date

Having reached completion after undergoing a series of historical restorations, renovations and new construction totaling nearly $500 million, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los An...


National Museum of US Army Opens

In celebrating Veteran’s Day last week, the National Museum of the United States Army officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. According to NMUSA, the museum is the firs...


AkzoNobel Releases Update on Rembrandt Restoration

The partnership of global coatings company AkzoNobel and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam released an update regarding the restoration of Rembrandt’s masterpiece “The Night Watch.”


Museum Acquires Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Currier Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it has acquired a second Usonian-style Frank Lloyd Wright house to its permanent collection.


Renderings for Obama Presidential Center Revealed

New renderings of what will become the Obama Presidential Center were revealed by The Obama Foundation during the third annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.


Twisting Bridge Serves as Art Gallery

Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has recently completed a twisting bridge that doubles as a museum within the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway.


Gehry-Designed PA Art Museum Entrance Revealed

Just two years after the groundbreaking of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Core Project, doors of the new Frank Gehry-designed entrance have finally been opened.


Serpentine Pavilion Arrives in Los Angeles

Traveling from Europe to the United States, the SelgasCano-designed Second Home Serpentine Pavilion is coming to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.


Carbon-Neutral Museum Slated for Sweden

As a part of an international competition, Danish architecture firm COBE has been awarded for a new science center, planned to be built in the Swedish university city of Lund.


Chinese Art Museum Also Serves as Bridge

An art gallery running over the Wanrong river, located in Jishou, China, is a new space that provides both an opportunity to enjoy art on a common daily route, while also serving as a pedest...


Parks Authority Officially Objects to Holocaust Memorial

The run-around surrounding David Adjaye’s Holocaust Memorial plans continues as London’s Royal Parks authority, the charity that manages the Parks, has officially objected to the Adjaye Asso...


Firm Building Museum Inside Sand Dune

OPEN Architecture, working in collaboration with the UCCA, China’s leading independent institution of contemporary art, recently revealed progress on a new museum made of concrete that will ...


Olson Kundig Reveals Plans for Bob Dylan Center

Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig recently revealed a proposal for the new Bob Dylan Center, to be located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in association with an archive of the musician’s bel...


Video: Progress Made on Shanghai Planetarium

The superstructure is complete for Shanghai’s new planetarium, a 38,000-square-meter (nearly 125,000-square-foot) structure that will become the astronomical branch for the Shanghai Science ...


Heatherwick Turns Silo into Museum

Last Friday marked the opening of Africa’s largest home for modern art, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, a project in which designer Thomas Heatherwick had his work cut out for h...


Boston Taps Frank Gehry for New Museum

Legendary architect Frank Gehry has signed on to help design a new museum of architecture and railroads in Boston, but the plans are not yet set in stone.


National Building Museum Hosts Hive Installation

A structure of silver and magenta tubes is being hosted in Washington, D.C.


Obama Complex Boasts Library, Other Amenities

Saying he wants his presidential library to be part of a “living thing,” former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a three-building complex in Chicago, Illinois.


First Gaudí-designed House to Open as Museum in Barcelona

Beginning this fall, Barcelona's Casa Vicens will be open to the public in museum form. The building was, until recently, a residential or private space for over 100 years, and is notable fo...


Philly Museum Begins Gehry's Nearly $200M Renovation

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has begun “unclogging its arteries” with the recent groundbreaking of the Core Project—a $196 million plan that will add a grand total of 90,000 square feet to...


Architects Specify Sweet Holiday Fun

It’s that time of year: When architects turn to alternative building materials that must display strength, stability, and just a pinch of nutmeg.


Guggenheim Helsinki Plans Sunk by Council

Plans for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki, Finland, look to be dead in the water after the capital’s city council voted early Thursday to reject the proposal once and for all.


Finland Blocks Guggenheim Funding

A planned Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki is in jeopardy after one of Finland’s ruling parties has said it will refuse to commit government funding to the project.


Obama Library Location, Architects Set

The nonprofit Obama Foundation has announced that the Obama Presidential Center, which will open after President Barack Obama leaves office, will be located in Jackson Park, on Chicago’s Sou...


Second-Tallest Building Made Sustainable

Described as “more than a landmark” with some of the most sustainable features across the globe, construction is complete on the second-tallest building in the world.


Sub Museum Gets New Exterior Coat

Although officially retired from naval service since 1971, a Cold War-era submarine has remained on duty as an educational tourist attraction moored along the north shore of Pittsburgh.


Charity Offers Transportation in a Can

Creating models such as the Mayflower and the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine, 24 teams of architects and designers focused on transportation for this year’s Canstruction event in the nation’s ca...


‘Ark’ Theme Park to Teach Creationism

Families looking for a Biblical-based vacation experience might consider a new theme park that teaches lessons on creationism—and is prepared for a major flood.


Cladding Panels Meet Fire Standard

A new, ultra-lightweight cladding panel system combines fire safety with the design versatility of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP), the manufacturer says.


Lead, Fall Hazards Beset Museum Project

Two Ohio contractors are facing multiple serious health and safety citations for lead-based paint and fall hazards on a historic restoration project at a museum complex.


Music Museum Tunes into Painting Bids

The Delta Music Museum is warming up for a fast, thorough facelift inside and out, and bids are being invited for the work.


 
 
   

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