From impressive museum expansions to new openings, the art world has captivated us with fresh perspectives and new experiences.
There was Miami’s Rubell Museum, whichreopened and expanded during Art Basel in a brand new location. The new space, designed by Selldorf Architects, occupies 100,000 square feet of space with about 80 percent of the new building accessible to the public. MoMA’s late 2019 opening of its massive expansion was easily one of the most talked-about art events. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and international design firm Gensler, the legendary museum completely rethought the experience of art with an additional 40,000 square feet of gallery space, an admission-free ground floor gallery, a live programming place and a second-floor destination where visitors are invited to explore new ideas about the past, present and future through art. Other notable expansions of the year included North Carolina’s new and vastly improved Asheville Art Museum, which increased its exhibition space by 70% and shined a light to the city’s cultural renaissance over the past 30 years. West Palm Beach also saw the opening of the Foster + Partners-designed Norton Museum of Art expansion totaling 50,000 square feet, which includes a new gallery space and a subtropical garden that houses a collection of contemporary art sculptures.
What’s ahead for the art world in 2020 is even more exciting. The Denver Art Museum is expected to begin the phased reopening of its unified campus in June 2020 with the unveiling of three levels of the Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building (formerly referred to as the North Building) and the new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center (Sie Welcome Center). Another hotly anticipated 2020 museum opening is the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. The 300,000 square foot campus includes a renovated historic building and a new spherical structure, which will include a 1,500-panel glass dome, will also feature two state-of-the-art theaters, a long-term exhibit on moviemaking, dramatic rotating galleries, project spaces, fine dining and casual restaurants, and an open-air terrace with views of the Hollywood Hills.
Whether you’re a film aficionado or a contemporary art connoisseur, the dynamic new art world is destined to keep you inspired and intrigued this year. For more information, use the contact information below.
Diesel Sells Million Dollar T-Shirts
Diesel recently unveiled the most expensive T-shirts ever. The Italian fashion brand is selling 143 “one-of-a-kind” T-shirts starting at just under $1.6 million. With the purchase of a shirt, the buyer would receive a condo at Diesel Wynwood 28, a new 143-unit project in Miami’s famed design district.