Transforming the typical artistic experience, Snøhetta proposed a design to renovate the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. The comprehensive grounds remodeling seeks to “unify and revitalize the museum campus, […] through architectural and landscape improvements”. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2021 and conclude by late 2022. The Blanton Museum of Art, founded in 1963 and famous for holding the largest public collection in Central Texas, has just revealed plans to transform the 200,000 square feet plot that encompasses two main buildings. “Opening the museum into the city, inviting people in not just to see great art, but also to linger, gather, and be inspired before and after each visit”, Director Simone Wicha adds that the new grounds initiative will create an inclusive destination. Led by Snøhetta, the renovation works will also feature the first major public mural commission by Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera.
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