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Contemporary Art Galleries : Key Buildings

Major Arts Projects from around the World

post updated 21 February 2024

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This page contains a selection of major art gallery designs from around the globe, with links to individual project pages. e-architect select the key Art Gallery Buildings around the world, but additions are always welcome. We focus on contemporary Art Gallery buildings but major traditional Art Galleries are also covered.

Art Gallery Buildings

Art Gallery Buildings : A-E (this page)

Art Gallery Architecture : F-L

Art Gallery Designs : M-R

Art Gallery Building Designs : S-Z

Art Gallery – Latest Building

Art Gallery Architecture News, chronological:

15 Jan 2024
Design Space AlUla, Alula, Saudi Arabia
Design: Giò Forma Studio
Design Space AlUla Saudi Arabia
photo : RCU / Nicholas Jackson Photography
Design Space AlUla

29 September 2023
New Scottish galleries at the National, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Design: Hoskins Architects
New Scottish galleries at the National, Edinburgh
photo : dapple photography
New Scottish galleries at the National, Edinburgh
The National Galleries of Scotland is delighted to announce that the stunning new Scottish galleries at the National.

8 September 2023
Transformation of The Courtauld, London, England, UK
Renewal Design: Witherford Watson Mann Architects
Blavatnik Fine Rooms at The Courtauld Gallery
photo © Hufton+Crow
The Courtauld Institute of Art London Renewal
The transformation of The Courtauld Institute of Art in London is one of six projects which have been shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK’s highest accolade in architecture. The prize is awarded to the best architectural project of the last 12 months. Designed by award-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann with exhibition design by Nissen Richards Studio, The Courtauld’s redevelopment has revitalised and opened up the magnificent building conceived by Sir William Chambers in the late 1770s to create an inspiring setting for the 21st century.

11 Oct 2022
Sheep Field Barn Gallery, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, southeast England, UK
Design: DSDHA
Sheep Field Barn Gallery Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
images courtesy of architects practice
Sheep Field Barn Gallery Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Art Gallery Buildings 2012 – 2013

Art Gallery Architecture Designs in 2012 and 2013, chronological:

25 Jul 2013
Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Design: SAMOO Architects & Engineers
Buk Seoul Museum of Art South Korea
photo : Young Chae Park
Buk Seoul Museum of Art
Like a serene white mass integrated into the hill this new building revitalizes the region which is mostly composed of monotonous high-rises apartments and provides a nature-friendly cultural space in which the green flow of the park integrates with the art museum to become a single entity.

19 Jul 2013
Koç Contemporary – New Contemporary Art Museum Istanbul, Turkey
Design: Grimshaw
Koç Art Gallery Buildings
image from architect
Koç Contemporary
This new project has been conceived to fulfil the Foundation’s vision of showcasing the growing Koç collection to the broadest possible audience and to place these works in a national, regional and international context of contemporary artists. The Museum is due to be open to the public in 2016. Grimshaw’s winning proposal was selected from a long-list of 20 world-renowned entries.

18 Jul 2013
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania, USA
Design: Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg
image from architects
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Groundbreaking news for the renovation and expansion of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, designed by Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects. The design creates a new face and identity for the original neo-Georgian building, which enhances the Museum’s link to the City. The L-shaped massing of the expanded building features a new south-facing façade that visually frames the original brick building and forms a linear porch along its length.

12 Jul 2013
Pingtan Art Museum, China
Design: MAD architects
Pingtan Art Museum Building
image from architect
Pingtan Art Museum
This curvilinear building merges with the landscape. It is located on the largest island in the Fujian province, close to Taiwan.

11 Jul 2013
Luan Gallery, Athlone, Republic of Ireland
Design: Keith Williams Architects
Luan Gallery Building
photo from architect
Luan Gallery
This new building has received the architectural award for the Best Cultural Building of 2013 under the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s annual awards programme. The Town Clerk of Athlone Town Council stated “the Luan gallery is located in a superb setting in the centre of Athlone and targets national and international projects to bring a varied and engaging arts programme to the people of Athlone. The town council is delighted that the gallery has been awarded the best cultural building of 2013 and congratulate Keith Williams Architects on their design”.

6 Jul 2013
Saint Louis Art Museum, USA
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Saint Louis Art Museum
image courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Art Museum
More photos of the new East Building added

20 Jul 2012
Vanke Triple V Gallery, Tianjin, China
Architect: Ministry of Design
Tianjin Gallery Building
image from architects
Tianjin Gallery Building
Designed as a permanent show gallery and tourist information center for China’s largest developer Vanke, MOD’s dramatic design for the TRIPLE V GALLERY has become an icon along the Dong Jiang Bay coastline. “Despite its obvious sculptural qualities, the building’s DNA evolved rationally from a careful analysis of key contextual & programmatic perimeters”.

Art Galleries – Selection

Gallery Designs, alphabetical:

21st Century MoCA, Kanazawa, Japan
Design: SANAA
Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa
picture © 2008 Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

176 Prince of Wales Road, London, UK
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
London Art Gallery
photo © Tim Soar
176 Prince of Wales Road

Am Kupfergraben 10, Berlin, Germany
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Am Kupfergraben 10 Art Gallery Buildings
photo © Ioana Marinescu
Am Kupfergraben 10 gallery building

ARoS – Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
ARoS Denmark Art Gallery Buildings
photo © Adrian Welch

Art Gallery of Alberta Building, Canada
Design: Randall Stout Architects
Art Gallery of Alberta Building
photo : Robert Lemermeyer
Art Gallery of Alberta Building

Baltic Mills project, Gateshead, England, UK
Design: Ellis Williams Architects
Baltic Mills Art Gallery Buildings
image © Adrian Welch
Baltic Mills Building

Barcelona MoCA, Spain
Design: Richard Meier & Partners / F.J. Ramos
Barcelona Museum
photo © Adrian Welch
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Caixia Galacia Art Gallery, Spain
Architect: Grimshaw
Caixa Galicia Art Gallery Buildings
photo : Edmund Sumner
Caixia Galacia Art Gallery

CCCB, Spain
Design: Pinon, Viaplana, Mercade, Architects
CCCB Barcelona Art Gallery Buildings
photo © Adrian Welch
Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture

Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France
Design: Foster + Partners
Carre d’Art Nimes
image : Nigel Young, Foster & Partners
Carre d’Art Nimes

Clore Gallery, Tate, London
Design: JSMW&AL / B+BAL
Clore Gallery
photograph © AW
Clore Gallery

EMPAC, Troy, New York State, USA
Design: Grimshaw
EMPAC Troy Art Gallery Buildings
image : Grimshaw
EMPAC Troy : Arts Center

Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
Design: OMA
Edouard Malingue Art Gallery Buildings
photograph courtesy OMA
Edouard Malingue Gallery

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Art Galleries Designs – No Images

Art Gallery Architecture – no images, alphabetical:

A G Leventis Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects

Akademie der Kunste – Academy of Arts, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany
Design: Behnisch, Behnisch + Partner

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Design: Denton Corker Marshall Architects

Art Gallery extension, Vancouver, Canada

Design: Michael Maltzan Architect

Berlin Academy of Arts, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany
Behnisch & Partner with Werner Durth
Website: Berlin Academy of Arts

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Le Corbusier

Centre d`Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Pinon, Viaplana, Architects

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London Architecture

RSA Gallery

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Jean Nouvel Architect with Emanuel Cattani et Associés
Cartier Foundation

The Photographers Gallery, London, UK
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Photographers Gallery London
CGI created by Maganglo Ltd
The Photographers Gallery London

Project Orange, Moscow, Russia
Design: Foster + Partners
Project Orange Art Gallery Buildings
picture : Foster + Partners
Project Orange Moscow : mixed-use project with contemporary art museum

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