Four New (or Recently Renovated) Museums You Need to Know About
If you're an art lover, you've probably visited your favorite history-filled haunts ad nauseam—which is why the four new museum openings (or recent renovations!) ahead are so exciting. These updated spaces are simply more; there's more to see, know, and experience at each one. Wondering which museum you should visit next? We've gone ahead and rounded up some noteworthy updates, remodels, and new exhibits happening all over the United States. Whether you're in New York City or Seattle, Washington, there's culture to be soaked up near you.
Museum of Modern Art
New York's modern mecca—filled with plenty of Picassos—just reopened with an additional 40,000 square feet of space, including two new free-of-charge street-level galleries. In addition to the physical expansion, the creatives behind the space re-mapped the majority of their collections, as well, which means the art you've already seen is ready to be experienced in a new way, from an entirely unique perspective.
Washington State's richest collection of natural and cultural artifacts (nearly 16 million objects!) outgrew its old spot. One of the benefits of their new location? At the recently opened Seattle site, you can watch paleontologists etch away at dinosaur fossils.
Norton Museum of Art
Study a luminous O'Keeffe at this West Palm Beach, Florida, destination, now housed in a Norman Foster-designed building, surrounded by sculpture gardens. With indoor and outdoor treasures, there's something new—from a curated series of Toulouse-Lautrec posters inside to Keith Haring, Antony Gormley, Jenny Holzer sculptures in a sub-tropical garden posed around the exterior—for everyone.
Abstract oil paintings, a sheer-fabric installation, and more from local- and internationally acclaimed artists mark the inaugural show at this contemporary-art center in San Antonio, Texas. This may be the space's curatorial debut, but it's filled with treasures, including over 900 paintings, sculptures, installations, and video works.