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11 February 2011

1867 – Design for National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq., London

Architect: Edward Middleton Barry In 1867 Edward Middleton Barry proposed to replace the National Gallery building by William Wilkins with a massive classical building with four domes. The scheme was a failure and...

03 December 2010

1883 – Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Architect: James Brooks Elevation, section, plans & perspective sketch published in The Building News, November 2nd 1883. Never constructed.

10 November 2010

2006 – Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Herzog & de Meuron The Walker Art Center is a contemporary art center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The Walker is considered one of the “big five” museums for modern art in...

05 August 2010

1959 – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright This distinctive and iconic building was Wright’s last major work, and instantly polarized architecture critics although today it is widely revered. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to the...

08 July 2010

1971 – Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Gustavo da Rosa / Number Ten Architectural Group The Winnipeg Art Gallery is sited on an awkward triagular site, which it responds to aggressively by terminating in a sharp point. Most of...

13 June 2010

1994 – Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Architect: McCullough Mulvin The original Temple Bar Studios were located in a former clothing factory. This purpose built premises contains thirty artist’s studios in a range of sizes (available for artists to rent)...

11 June 2010

1995 – Arthouse, Curved Street, Dublin

Architect: Shay Cleary Architects The Arthouse building is sited on Dublin’s newest street – the imaginatively named Curved Street. The building is a four storey over basement complex occupying the concave side of...

11 June 2010

1996 – Gallery of Photography, Meetinghouse Square, Dublin

Architect: O’Donnell & Tuomey The Irish Photography Centre contains three main elements – the Dublin Institute of Photography, the National Photographic Archives and the Gallery of Photography. All are sited in two buildings...

10 June 2010

2002 – National Gallery of Ireland Millennium Wing, Clare Street, Dublin

Architect: Benson + Forsyth Designed by Benson + Forsyth (architects of the Museum of Scotland) as an extension to the National Gallery of Ireland, the Millennium Wing brings the gallery closer to the...