16 Jan '11, 10pm

#Museum #Museums - Museums rising - TODAYonline - Museums risingTODAYonlineAs we move out of the recession, 2011 is

As we move out of the recession, 2011 is looking like a banner year for museums. There's a museum boom going on in the United States, led by American philanthropist Eli Broad, Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton and acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano. The US$100-million (S$128-million) Broad Art Foundation will rise in Los Angeles from sinuously curved piers to a canted exterior with a bristling, light-shading lattice as Eli Broad unveiled the design by Manhattan architecture firm Diller Scofidio and Renfro. Inside, the walls and ceiling of an exhibition space almost an acre in size will glow with carefully controlled daylight. Because of the slanting windowed walls, works from the 2,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art collected by Broad and his wife, Edythe, will be displayed on freestanding partitions. Besides the Broad Art Foundation, here are nine more to look for...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Design/EDC110117-0000098/Museu...

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