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Art Gallery Designs : Galleries Architecture

Major Arts Buildings from around the World

post updated 13 Feb 2020

Art Galleries

e-architect select what we feel are the key Art Gallery Designs around the world, but additions are always welcome. We cover completed buildings plus new building designs across the world. The focus is on contemporary Art Gallery buildings.

Art Gallery Buildings : A-E

Art Gallery Architecture : F-L

Art Gallery Designs : M-R (this page)

Art Gallery Building Designs : S-Z

Art Gallery Designs

Art Gallery Design, chronological:

Museum of Contemporary Art, China
Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Museum of Contemporary Art Shenzhen
picture : SILKROAD Digital Technology Co. LTD
Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art Planning
This building includes two museums: one on Contemporary Art and one on architecture and city planning. The architects have tried to combine the two into one “Urban Monolith” by twisting the skin of the form though one imagines there are other architectural devices employed!

Art Gallery Designs, alphabetical:

MAXXI, Rome, Italy
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
National Centre of Contemporary Arts Rome
photo © Adrian Welch
Maxxi Rome Centre of Contemporary Arts

Modern Art, contemporary gallery, London
Design: David Kohn Architects
Modern art gallery London
photo : Ioana Marinescu
Stuart Shave Modern Art

Museum of Middle East Modern Art, UAE
Design: UNStudio
Museum of Middle East Modern Art Gallery Designs
picture from architect

National Gallery Berlin, Germany, western Europe
Design: Mies van der Rohe Architect
Berlin Gallery building
photo © Adrian Welch
Berlin Gallery building

National Gallery, London, England, UK
Design: William Wilkins
National Gallery London Art Gallery Designs
photo © Adrian Welch
National Gallery

National Gallery of Scotland, UK
Design: William Playfair, Architect
National Gallery of Scotland
photo © Adrian Welch
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Design: Jim Stirling & Partner; Jim Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates
Neue Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Building
image © Rebecca Breun
Stuttgart gallery

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY, USA
Design: SANAA architects
New Museum of Contemporary Art Gallery Designs
image from SANAA
New Museum of Contemporary Art, N.Y.

Reina Sofía Museum of Modern Art, Madrid, Spain
Design: Ian Richie Architects
Reina Sofía Museum of Modern Art Building
picture from architect
Spanish Gallery building, Madrid

Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, UK
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Royal Academy of Arts London
picture : David Chipperfield Architects
Royal Academy of Arts London project

Gallery Buildings – no images

Art Gallery Architectural Designs – no images, alphabetical:

Reina Sofía – Extension, Madrid, Spain
Date built: 2006
Architect: Jean Nouvel

The Richard and Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Date built: 2003
Zaha Hadid Architects

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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