Museums

Mexico City

Friday Fun: Touring 12 Famous Museums from Home

Most museums are closed during the pandemic, but you can still visit them virtually from the comfort of your home thanks to Google Arts & Culture.

December 4, 2020 - Travel + Leisure

Spanish Steps

How Coronavirus Has Transformed Italy's Urban Spaces

Italy has been hit hard by the pandemic, and slowing the spread of the virus has meant dramatic changes in urban life.

April 3, 2020 - The Conversation

Chicago, Illinois

Introducing the National Public Housing Museum

The planned National Public Housing Museum, expected to open in 2021, will draw attention to a highly contested subject and connect to the relevance provided by contemporary anxieties about housing.

December 5, 2019 - CityLab

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary: A Class about the Past Speaks to the Present and the Future

Built as an embodiment of the ideals of prison reformers, the Eastern State Penitentiary had running water and central heating before the White House, and housed the first synagogue built in an American prison.

June 13, 2019 - Penn IUR Urban Link

Planning Commission in World's Fair office, 1958

Seattle Exhibit Grapples With Redlining Past and Present

A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.

March 26, 2019 - Curbed Seattle

Milwaukee Riverwalk

A Flurry of Expansion Plans for Milwaukee Arts Institutions

Buoyed by a strong economy and robust fundraising, a wide variety of arts institutions in Milwaukee want to remodel or relocate to new buildings. Here's a look at some of their plans.

June 1, 2018 - Urban Milwaukee

National Building Museum

An 'Evicted' Exhibit Planned for the National Building Museum

The critically acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted by Mathew Desmond will serve as the inspiration for an "immersive" exhibition at the National Building Museum.

October 28, 2017 - CityLab

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Lucas Museum Finally Finds a Home—in Los Angeles

This story has had more twists than the end of Empire Strikes Back, but it seems like it finally might end in Los Angeles.

January 11, 2017 - Los Angeles Times

Museum of Modern Art

New York Museum of Modern Art Closing its Architecture and Design Galleries

The first museum to have a "sustained department of architecture and design" is closing down its architecture and design galleries.

April 20, 2016 - The Architect's Newspaper

Paris Park

Museum Park Reflects Changing Preferences

Raleigh's North Carolina Museum of Art is redesigning its extensive grounds with an eye toward how public interaction with museums is shifting. Inclusion, sustainability, and brand development are paramount.

April 4, 2016 - The New York Times

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