October 3, 2003 - January 18, 2004
Museums for a New Millennium documents the remarkable surge in museum building at the turn of the new millennium. Through models, drawings, and photographs, this exhibition presents an international array of twenty-five of the most important museum building projects from the past ten years. The featured projects—all by renowned architects—offer a panorama of museum architecture at the opening of the 21st century. Included are such landmark projects as Richard Meier’s Getty Museum in Los Angeles; Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum in Berlin; Herzog and de Meuron’s Tate Modern in London; and Tadao Ando’s Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, Texas.
Museums for a New Millennium is a project of the Art Centre Basel, coordinated under the direction of Suzanne Greub. Scientific curators and editors of the catalogue are Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and Angeli Sachs, from the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.
In Miami, the exhibition is supported by MAM’s Annual Exhibition Fund and is coordinated by MAM’s Assistant Director for Programs/Senior Curator, Peter Boswell.
Thanks to broad-based public support, MAM is currently in
the initial planning phase of its own expansion with Museum
Park, the City of Miami’s official urban redesign vision for
Bicentennial Park. MAM’s expansion will provide Miami
with a 21st-century art museum that will serve as a gathering
place for cultural exchange, as well as an educational resource
for the community, and a symbol of Miami’s role as a