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25 September 2009

2002 – Clinton Centre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Architect: Maxwell Pierce The Clinton Centre was built in 2002 and dedicated to Bill Clinton and his contribution to the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. Costing more than £3m it includes education and...

22 September 2009

1904 – Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Hammel Green & Abrahamson This 1904 building (previously the International Harvester Building) was renovated in 1996 to house the Plains Art Musuem. Typical of warehouses of the period, the structure is of...

18 September 2009

1916 – Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Sheply, Rutan and Coolidge

17 September 2009

1993 – Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Frank Gehry This was Gehry’s first major project to feature his now trademark organic stainless steel facade, celebrated with great acclaim in the Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa in Bilbao and the Walt Disney...

17 September 2009

1910 – Bridge Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

Architect: Horace T. O’Rourke Sketch design by the city architect Horace T. O’Rourke for a new gallery on a bridge in the River Liffey.

16 September 2009

1995 – MOMA, San Francisco, California

Architects: Mario Botta Mario Botta’s building for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened in 1995 and became an instant architectural landmark. The elegant brick façade and turret is an icon in...

16 September 2009

1997 – Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

Architects: Richard Meier & Partners The Getty Center, designed by Richard Meier, is the $1.2 billion flagship museum of the J. Paul Getty Trust. It is located on a hill in Brentwood, Los...

15 September 2009

1891 – Philadelphia Museum of Art

Architect: Hermann J. Schwarzmann In March 1873, an act of the Pennsylvania State Legislature set in motion plans for the construction of Memorial Hall to be designed by Hermann J. Schwarzmann, which was...

15 September 2009

2001 – Quadracci Pavilion, Milwaukee Art Gallery, Wisconsin

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The Milwaukee Art Museum’s expansion project, completed in October 2001, has significantly expanded the Museum’s role as a comprehensive art institution and strengthened its position as a cultural cornerstone for...

15 September 2009

1972 – Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Architects: Louis Kahn “The Kimbell Art Museum by Louis Kahn is also a disciplined, coherent, and visually clear statement, but here the aesthetics derive from the more classically oriented sensiblity of its architect....