Building projects

Campaign launched to stop demolition of Museum of London for office building

Although the controversial project has been green lit, it may take years before building work begins

Sprawling new cultural hub takes shape in Detroit

Little Village arts campus, including church transformed into an exhibition space and a skatepark, aims to bolster Detroit’s cultural scene

New arts complex to open in Philadelphia with help from Theaster Gates

The collectors Michael Forman and Jennifer Rice will both house their extensive collection there and engage the working-class neighbourhood where they bought almost a whole city block

Penn State university's art museum reopens in new $85m building that seeks to blend art with nature

The Palmer Museum of Art in the city of State College, Pennsylvania, has nearly doubled its space

Los Angeles non-profit LAXART prepares to re-open in new home with new name

The art space's first commission under its new name, the Brick, is a mural of Pope.L by the 3B Collective

Bard College plans $10m expansion of Center for Curatorial Studies’ library

The expansion of the influential programme’s library and archives will be named the Keith Haring Wing in recognition of a gift from the artist’s foundation

Renewed efforts to preserve the life and work of two Chicago Imagists

Centres devoted to Roger Brown and Ed Paschke will soon reopen with new plans and ambitions

Alumni’s $10m gift to Carnegie Mellon University will support public art and revamped ICA Pittsburgh

The donors, Tod and Cindy Johnson, met and got married during their time at CMU; they will have a gallery named in their honour

Cost of Québec City museum’s Jean Paul Riopelle pavilion nearly doubles

The original budget for the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec’s Espace Riopelle addition was $42.5m, but now as construction begins it has ballooned to $84m

Portland Art Museum’s $111m expansion will open in late 2025

The institution is more than 86% of the way towards its capital campaign’s fundraising goal

The Broad museum in Los Angeles reveals $100m expansion plans

The institution has re-enlisted the architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to create a new wing that will expand its gallery space by 70%

How allegations about David Adjaye continue to impact global museum projects he has been involved with

While the architect, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, has been fired or stepped down from a number of contracts, other institutions continue to work with Adjaye Associates

Developer’s $325m gift will help create new museum in Seattle

Richard Hedreen is donating a collection valued at $300m and $25m cash to create an art museum at Seattle University

Dia Art Foundation embarks on landscape transformation to make Beacon campus climate resilient

Studio Zewde is redesigning eight acres of the property on the banks of the Hudson River to protect against rising water

Revealed: How British Museum trustees wrestled with ethical and security implications of £50m BP deal

Minutes from trustee meetings dating back to spring of 2023 chronicle the internal agonising before the energy giant’s sponsorship was ultimately accepted

British Museum's long-awaited masterplan includes record £50m BP deal

The controversial ten-year agreement with the oil and gas company will contribute towards the institution's ambitious refurbishment plans

On-site hotel nearing completion at Brazil’s Inhotim museum and botanical garden

Soaring visitor numbers and new leadership team at Inhotim Institute trigger reset for major hotel development

With a new name and building, Pittsburgh’s Institute for Contemporary Art takes on a more ambitious mandate

Formerly the Miller ICA, Carnegie Mellon University’s contemporary art gallery will more than double its space when new facility opens in 2027

Raac and ruin: museums search for unsafe concrete—but can they afford repairs?

Institutions are scrambling to identify whether their buildings contain the potentially dangerous material

Andy Warhol Museum to build $45m events venue

The proposed expansion is part of the institution's $60m initiative to turn the North Shore of Pittsburgh into an arts district

Metropolitan Museum to transform its largest retail space into a gallery

The Met’s main store, just off its great hall, will be relocated to ground level, in part to accommodate the museum’s hugely popular Costume Institute exhibitions

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum sues architect and construction company behind new $38m pavilion

The museum says that Why Architects and Swinerton Builders “failed to meet even the minimum museum-quality standards”

New building for Memphis Brooks Museum imperilled amid lawsuit over ownership of its riverfront plot

The legal case seeking to block the art museum's new $180m Herzog & de Meuron-designed building is ongoing

Vancouver Art Gallery launches construction of new $295m building with ceremony, donation and new acquisitions

The celebratory event marked a major milestone in a process begun in 2004; the new building is expected to be complete in 2028

Renzo Piano to design performing-arts centre in South Florida

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect's firm, which accepts only two projects per year, will take on the new Center for Arts and Innovation in Boca Raton

New Mexico Museum of Art adds $20.2m contemporary art outpost

The new Vladem Contemporary, which adds exhibition, education and storage space, aims to showcase recent art in a state best-known for its Modernist traditions

Lacma reaches $750m fundraising goal for new Peter Zumthor-designed building

The museum says its new building, which stretches across Wilshire Boulevard, is now 65% complete

Access to Anish Kapoor’s Chicago 'bean' limited until 2024 due to construction

Work in Millennium Park will keep tourists and Chicagoans from the massive selfie beacon

Kentucky's Speed Art Museum to create $22m sculpture park

The Speed Outdoors, a public park and sculpture garden, aspires to become a focal point for the Louisville community

Dallas Museum of Art picks Spanish architecture firm for campus overhaul

Madrid-based Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos was selected from a shortlist of six firms vying to transform the Texan museum