Officers on the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe have introduced plans to construct a facility giant sufficient to fill a whole metropolis block.
The brand new 54,000-square-foot museum will likely be constructed on the positioning of a former Safeway grocery retailer, which is at present occupied by the museum’s Training Middle and Prima Title, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported. It’s estimated to price $60 million.
Museum officers are anticipated to announce the plan publicly this week at a web-based neighborhood notification assembly required by the town for sure building tasks. The enlargement mission has been within the works because the museum opened in 1997, however the enlargement developed into relocation in recent times.
Museum Director Cody Hartley stated the present museum will grow to be an annex, however officers might later resolve to not use the present constructing.
“The group has grown and grown and grown, and our facility has not stored up,” Hartley stated. “This future constructing will maintain us for years.”
Hartley stated he hopes to tug demolition permits by the top of the 12 months, with design work taking on most of 2022. Development is predicted to start shortly after, with a attainable opening date in 2024.
The museum opened in 1997 with 40 O’Keeffe work. It obtained extra work in 2006 from the Georgia O’Keeffe Basis.
“This little museum needed to show itself in order that museums might belief us with their works,” stated Hartley, who joined the museum in 2013 and have become its director in 2019. “Now we’re a number one American museum, internationally identified and extremely regarded for our experience. We’re among the many smallest accredited museums by the American Alliance of Museums.”
Gluckman Tang Architects of New York Metropolis designed the unique Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and was additionally tasked with presenting a design for the brand new museum. Reed Hilderbrand Panorama Architects of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the panorama architect, and Thinc Design of New York is the exhibit design agency.
“We’ve got been quietly working away,” Hartley stated. “We haven’t made any big bulletins.”