Building projects

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

From Christie’s to the United Arab Emi-Rex: record-smashing Tyrannosaurus fossil to be star of new Abu Dhabi museum

The massive ‘Stan’ skeleton is one of two major scientific discoveries destined for the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island

Frank Gehry unveils new design for $350m arts school building in downtown Los Angeles

The new building for the Colburn School, an important music and dance institution, is expected to be complete in 2025

London's National Gallery releases first images of major redevelopment plan

Ahead of a public consultation on the £25m-£30m project, further details of the Selldorf Architects redesign of the Sainsbury Wing entrance have been unveiled

'Laboratory of the future': Rome's Maxxi museum unveils plans for new R&D centre, green spaces and solar energy

Sustainable masterplan will cover Zaha Hadid building in solar panels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

After years of wrangling, Australia commits $228m to build a landmark centre for Indigenous culture

Ngurra precinct in Canberra will provide a home for returned ancestral remains in the heart of the capital

David Adjaye plans slavery museum in Barbados as new republic severs ties with Britain

Complex that will include a research institute for the Barbados Archives—a 400-year-old documentation of the British transatlantic slave trade

Fraud: the case of Inigo Philbrick

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Australian painter's beloved Bundanon estate to be reborn with 32 guest rooms and a bushfire-resistant gallery

Arthur Boyd's rural home—which hosts his collection and Australia's largest residency programme—will reopen after a major expansion in early 2022

A director’s tour of London’s revamped Courtauld Gallery

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces are back on view after a major building transformation and “looking better than ever”