Cultural Projects

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Project of the Month: The Modern

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has built a breathtaking structure. Its new facility, called “The Modern,” provides patrons with one of the most unusual art museums in the nation. More

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Project of the Month

The Milwaukee Art Museum represents an exceptional and unprecedented use of concrete, steel, and glass. These unusual forms that draw the eye are primarily exposed structural elements, spectacular in form. More

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Intense Geometry

Shaped as if by the forces of wind and water, a curvilinear concrete edifice clad in limestone is rising in a place of honor on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Scheduled to open in 2004, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) will pay tribute to and preserve the culture and traditions of Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere. More

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Inner Space

In the midst of a city still mourning the losses suffered with the collapse of the World Trade Center, the opening of the American Folk Art Museum is a cause for rejoicing. The first major building completed since September 11, the structure is receiving enthusiastic architectural reviews. Critics are already pronouncing it one of the 16 greatest architectural sites in the city. Architectural critic Martin Filler calls it "not only New York's greatest museum since Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim was completed in 1959, but nothing less than the city's best work of architecture since then—period." More

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Intricate Grid of Beams of Exposed Pink Aggregate
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A"Flying Saucer" Exhibition Hall
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Fluted Concrete Roofs Auditorium
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