The New Mexico Museum will celebrate its 100th anniversary later this year, with a new Contemporary Museum that it is hoped will bring ‘huge’ economic benefits to the state.
The new annex is to be located a few blocks away from the existing New Mexico Museum of Art which was built over 100 years ago.
The Kansas City Star reports that Albuquerque-based architectural firm DNCA + StudioGP has been chosen to design the transformation of a former state records building into a contemporary art space.
‘Huge’ economic benefits have been cited for the new Contemporary Museum. According to Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Dan Perry these include $100 million in new wages, and a further $90 million in new taxes which will go to the state and city.
The Contemporary Museum is expected to open in 2020.
Images courtesy of the New Mexico Museum of Art.