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The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, United States

Thursday 04 Jan 2007

New kid on the bloch

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art by Steven Holl Architects in Kansas City, United States
Photography by Andy Ryan 
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The much anticipated expansion of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open to the public on Saturday 9 June 2007. 

The new building was designd by renowned architect Steven Holl. The slender, elongated building runs along the eastern edge of the campus and provides a delicate counterpoint to the original 1933 Beaux-Arts building. Five lenses constructed of twin layers of glass walls emerge from the ground and create a luminous, undulating interpaly between architecture and landscape. The new 165,000 sq ft expansion increases the Museum space by more than 70% and features five distinct levels of expansive, light-filled galleries. Visitors will find a new main lobby, Museum Store, Museum Cafe and Spencer Art Reference Library. The new Bloch Building is part of a bold strategic plan to greatly increase the Museum's role in the community and region, with a continued commitment to keep admission free every day for all visitors. The overall vision includes expanded programming, an incrase in studio classrooms and educations resources, and a strengthened that supports those initiatives. To view the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art go to www.nelson-atkins.org

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Status Opening June 2007
Value 0(m€)
Steven Holl Architects

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