Zentrum Paul Klee

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Zentrum Paul Klee
Bern, Switzerland, 1999-2005
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2005 © Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings

Reopening (March 28) through May 3, 2009

Organized and circulated by Art Centre Basel, this exhibition highlights the preeminent trends in international museum architecture across four continents. This major exhibition showcases 27 of the world's leading museum building projects planned, in progress, or finished between the years 2000 and 2010, including UMMA’s historic expansion and restoration designed by Brad Cloepfil and Allied Works Architecture. Through sketches, architectural plans, photographs, maquettes, and multimedia tools, the panoramic creative process behind the undiminished museum building boom will be explored, from concept to construction. The exhibition will make its U.S. debut in Ann Arbor after a European tour.

The exhibition Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings was conceptualized and co-coordinated by the Art Centre Basel, Basel Switzerland.

The Ann Arbor presentation is made possible in part by Susan L. Johe, the University of Michigan’s Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning’s Guido A. Binda Lecture and Exhibition Fund, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.