Architecture November, 24 2009

Miami Art Museum

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“Why is it so hard to design a great contemporary-art museum?” asks Nicolai Ourousseff as entry for his review of the new Miami Art Museum. Published in today’s New York Times, the thoughts toward Herzog and de Meuron’s latest museum (they’ve designed over a half dozen since 2001) is generally positive. The Miami Art Museum is viewed as wholly new, an important step in the evolution of museum design, with the only major fault the consideration that the look itself might be safe. Of humorous note is the nod to “museum fatigue” and the resulting requirement of massive windows.

Read the review here and head to the jump for interior images of the Miami Art Museum.