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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....

07 September 2009

1952 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Architect: W.H. Withers / W.D.H. Baxter Government architect W.H. Withers began work on the building plans in 1939 for the Maritime Services Board (MSB) building. Work resumed in 1944 under government architect W.D.H....

06 September 2009

1881 – Picture Gallery, Royal Gardens, Kew, Surrey

Architect: James Fergusson This restored gallery at Kew Gardens is now permanently devoted to the stunning botanical illustrations of intrepid Victorian traveller and artist, Marianne North. Not only did North commission and pay...

04 September 2009

1911 – National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy

Architect: Cesare Bazzani In 1883 the Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Exhibition Palace), expressely built for the occasion by Pio Piacentini, housed the first exhibition held in Rome as Capital City. The exhibition became subsequently...

04 September 2009

1959 – Modern Art Museum, Havana, Cuba

Architect: Rodriguez Pichardo The modern Bellas Artes Museum is split into two buildings housing International and Cuban art. The Colección de Arte Universal covers everything from ancient Greek artefacts and Latin American pieces...

02 September 2009

1890 – National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Architect: Sir Robert Rowand Anderson The building mixes Italian and Gothic styles and was constructed between 1885 and 1890 by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (1834-1921) as the National Museum of Antiquities. It is...

11 August 2009

1885 – Layton Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Architect: W.& G. Audsley & E.T. Mix In 1888, the Milwaukee Art Association was created by a group of German panorama artists and local businessmen; its first home was the Layton Art Gallery....