About the New Museum
Construction of a bold and welcoming new Museum building at the heart of the University campus is slated to begin in 2021.
Announced in 2018, overseen by Art Museum Director James Steward, and designed by the world-renowned Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye and his firm Adjaye Associates, in collaboration with executive architects Cooper Robertson, the new Art Museum building will roughly double space for the exhibition, conservation, study, and interpretation of the Museum’s globe-spanning collections; for mounting exhibitions; and for a new range of social spaces and visitor amenities.
At a time of self-reflection for both museums and universities, the design embodies the Museum’s long-standing commitment to serve as a hub and a gathering place, a nexus for the arts and humanities—a metaphor for the college campus at its best—that affords encounters with cultures past and present from around the world and seeks to foster stronger citizenship among its University, local, and global communities. The new Museum is anticipated to open in late 2024.