The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has announced plans to create one of the premier exhibition spaces dedicated to Asian art in the U.S. with the construction of a brand new pavilion.
Designed by internationally-renowned architect, Kulapat Yantrasast and the wHY team, the $25m project is being funded entirely by private donations.
The project is part of a large-scale improvement programme which also includes updating the museum’s education classrooms and repurposing other spaces so they can be used more flexibly for cultural and community engagement.
“We are a hub for art, education, culture and community, ” reports Jay Xu, Director and CEO of the Asian Art Museum. “As we envision our next 50 years, we see powerful relevancy in fostering human understanding and cultural appreciation by sharing art and cultural experiences.”
The new pavilion is being built on top of an existing lower-level wing and will be one of San Francisco’s biggest exhibition spaces. Work is scheduled to start on the project in 2017.
“Our team has taken a thoughtful, integrated approach, and we are looking forward to seeing it bring a new dimension to San Francisco’s burgeoning cultural landscape, ” comments Yantrasast.
Image kind courtesy the wHY team