Building projects

Amid national crisis, Beirut builds museum to house hidden art collection

Two years after an explosion caused billions of dollars of damage, the Beirut Museum of Art has broken ground in the Lebanese capital

Long-awaited International African American Museum delays January opening

The museum says humidity and temperature control issues must be addressed before it can open to the public

New York’s Museum of Sex will expand to Miami

The Manhattan institution, which has been exploring the erotic and sensual in art and beyond since 2002, will transform a warehouse in Miami’s Allapattah neighbourhood

Portland Museum of Art shortlists four designs for major expansion project

The museum is now soliciting public feedback on the designs—which include proposals from groups including Adjaye Associates and MVRDV—through 11 December

Gainsborough’s new home: museum dedicated to artist reopens in 'sweet' English village

The newly restored galleries will also exhibit loan shows and house collections by Suffolk’s own Cedric Morris and John Constable

Miami Beach’s Bass museum receives $20.1m municipal bond to build new wing

The funds are part of a $159m bond local voters approved in the 8 November US midterm election to benefit local cultural organisations

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC picks architects for major revamp of its building and plaza

The renovation, to be executed in part by the architecture firm that designed the building’s original construction in 1974, comes after a contentious project to renovate its sculpture garden

Rubell Museum DC opens in former school, with a mission to champion ‘the unique role of artists as teachers’

Collectors Don and Mera Rubell, who also operate a museum in Miami, have added a major contemporary art space to the US capital’s cultural offerings

Former president Bill Clinton previews $155m expansion of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

The renovation spearheaded by Studio Gang, details of which were unveiled during a luncheon in New York, will open in the spring of 2023

With new $94m building, the Orange County Museum of Art gets its own version of the Met museum steps

Fourteen years in the making, the new 53,000 sq. ft building designed by Thom Mayne of architecture firm Morphosis features a wide outdoor staircase intended to serve as a gathering place

A Danny Boyle dance show inspired by The Matrix and an inflatable Kusama room: Manchester's new art space set to open next year

Factory International is over budget and four years late, but will create 1,500 new jobs and inject a projected £1.1bn into the city's economy over the next decade, city council say

Controversial $1.8bn redevelopment of Delhi’s parliament complex enters second phase

A number of the Indian capital's major cultural institutions, including the National Museum, will be rehoused

Belgian museum looks unchanged after €100m restoration—but an entirely new building has been inserted within

Home to works by Old Masters including Peter Paul Rubens and Jan van Eyck, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp reopens after 11-year makeover

Sydney museum turns underground Second World War oil reservoir into dramatic new gallery space

The Tank is part of the Sydney Modern extension at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, due to open in December

Lucas Museum delays opening until 2025, reveals acquisitions including Ernie Barnes and John Singer Sargent works

The $1bn institution founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas and his wife, Starbucks chairwoman Mellody Hobson, is taking its futuristic shape in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park

Québec City museum picks design for $42.5m new pavilion devoted to Jean-Paul Riopelle

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec has selected Montreal-based firm Les Architectes Fabg to design a pavilion to house its collection of Riopelle works, the largest in the world

Museum devoted to Jean-Paul Riopelle planned for remote Quebec island

The museum, proposed by the artist’s widow, would cost $3.3m and is to be situated on scenic island in the St. Lawrence river

Hong Kong billionaire to build $1.4bn cultural complex on the coast of China's Shenzhen

Adrian Cheng's newest development K11 ECOAST is scheduled to open in 2024

Vancouver Art Gallery gets $29m in federal funding toward future Herzog & de Meuron home

The fresh funding means the gallery has raised C$270m toward the project’s overall cost of C$400m

Monumental Richard Serra sculpture, and a custom-designed pavilion to house it, unveiled at Glenstone

The project, a unique collaboration between the master sculptor of steel and architect Thomas Phifer, is the latest addition to the private museum's campus

Scrapped: $789m plan to demolish and rebuild Canadian museum on hold amid backlash

What would have been the most expensive museum project in Canadian history is paused indefinitely due to opposition over its cost

Los Angeles alternative space LAXART lays down roots with $5m new building

After moving into its first permanent home later this year, nonprofit is prepping an ambitious show of decommissioned Confederate monuments

Art Gallery of Ontario goes big with plans for new Modern and contemporary wing

The 50,000 sq. ft showplace, dubbed AGO Global Contemporary, is set to launch in 2026-27

Miami organisation Oolite Arts plans $30m new eco-conscious complex

The nonprofit, which hosts exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies and more, is putting environmental resilience at the core of its new home

Light and much more Space: first look at the expanded Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

La Jolla museum is set to reopen after a $105m renovation and collection revamp, telling the story of contemporary art from a distinctively West Coast perspective

Glasgow's Burrell Collection reopens after £68m revamp of parkland home

Six-year modernisation creates more space for one of Scotland's finest art collections, amassed by shipping magnate William Burrell

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Qatar ramps up cultural programme ahead of Fifa World Cup with three new museums

Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron selected to design new institutions