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Past Exhibitions: 2009

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.




Chichu Art Museum

Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Chichu Art Museum
Naoshima, Japan, 2004
Triangular Court
© Tadao Ando photo by Mitsuo Matsuoka



MAXXI - National Centre of Contemporary Arts

Zaha Hadid Architects
MAXXI - National Centre of Contemporary Arts
Rome, Italy, 2003-2007
Aerial view
2002 © Zaha Hadid Architects



Extension of the Denver Art Museum

Studio Daniel Libeskind with Davis Partnership, P.C., A joint venture
Extension of the Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO, USA, 2003-2006
Rendering of museum extension from northeast
2001 © Studio Daniel Libeskind



University of Michigan Museum of Art Expansion And Restoration

Allied Works Architecture
University of Michigan Museum of Art Expansion And Restoration
Rendering from South State Street
2004 Allied Works Architecture



Zentrum Paul Klee

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