Art October, 6 2011

Cornell University to open renovated spaces in I. M. Pei building

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Saturday, October 15, 2011, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University will open renovated spaces in its landmark I. M. Pei building and a 16,000 square-foot extension inspired by Pei’s original museum plan, designed by the original architect-in-charge, John L. Sullivan III (Cornell Class of ’62) of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP.

“The mission of the new wing is to serve the collection and the public by inviting our visitors to use more of the collection more intimately and in new ways,” said Frank Robinson, the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Johnson Museum from 1992 to 2011. Stephanie Wiles of Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum was recently named as the next director of the Johnson.

Additional looks at the renovated space after the jump.