In the last 10 years, new private museums with a single collection of modern and contemporary art have proliferated around the world. Within the US alone this unique building type includes The Broad in Los Angeles, California; Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland; and the Rubell Museum in Miami, Florida, among several others.
Designed specifically to shelter artworks assembled by a couple or a single collector with a keen eye and personal vision, these privately-funded cultural destinations present distinct planning and managing challenges. While architectural precedents, such as the Barnes, the Frick, and the Getty Villa, can be easily found, what has irrevocably changed is the scale of the art, its conservation needs, and the accompanying scholarship that makes these modern collections different from previous ones.
Three distinguished panelists share their expertise and insights on these and other art shelters today: Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects, Vittorio Calabrese of Magazzino Italian Art, and Amy Kaufman of AK Cultural Planning, in a panel moderated by architect Warren James of Art Omi.
AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee and Art Omi: Architecture
Warren James, Director, Art Omi: Architecture
Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, Principal, Selldorf Architects
Vittorrio Calabrese, Director, Magazzino Italian Art Foundation
Amy Kaufman, Principal, AK Cultural Planning