On July 1, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will unveil the comprehensive plan that
Frank Gehry has created for the renovation and expansion of its home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibition "Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry's Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art" will offer an exclusive first look at a design that renews one of Philadelphia's greatest landmarks.
Gehry is best known for the expressive sculptural forms used in buildings such as the Bilbao, Spain's Guggenheim Museum and the new Louis Vuitton Art Museum (scheduled to open this October in Paris). But, his approach to this project is dramatically different and virtually unique, even when compared to his own work. Gehry's addition to the Philadelphia Museum of Art focuses on the transformation of the interior of the main building through the renovation of beloved spaces like the Great Stair Hall: dramatic improvements to how visitors will enter and move through the museum. In addition, the plans also call for a new Education Center and the creation of a substantial amount of new space dedicated to the display of new works of art.
Beginning July 1, get a sneak preview of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's major renewal and expansion by internationally celebrated architect Frank Gehry. The exhibition will showcase Gehry's vision for transforming the interior of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Discover how Gehry plans to embrace the existing space while enhancing how visitors will move through the Museum with large-scale models, architectural drawings, photos and more on display during the special exhibition.visit the museum website.