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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - New Exhibition Building

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has been a Gluckman Tang client for 25 years, since the firm’s design of the inaugural museum in 1997. Our relationship with the museum continues today with the design of a new 54,000 GSF exhibition building. This new building and community green space will complete a full-block campus on the 100 block of Grant Avenue in downtown Santa Fe, where the museum currently maintains offices, a research center, library, and archive.

The new exhibition building will triple the exhibition area to 13,000 SF, including a dedicated changing exhibitions gallery. The project will provide much-needed collections management spaces including art handling, collections storage, conservation lab, and digital photography studio to support the museum’s collection. It will offer improved and expanded education facilities to allow the museum to expand its current education programming.

The material expression and massing of the new building responds to the historic fabric of downtown Santa Fe, the nation’s oldest state capital. Galleries are infused with controlled daylight through skylights, clerestories, and windows, to help integrate the artwork to the landscape of Northern New Mexico in which it was produced.

GTA completed Schematic Design in 2020, working with Reed Hildebrand on landscape design. The design team and museum are currently undertaking a series of community feedback sessions and meetings with the City of Santa Fe as part of the city’s jurisdictional review process. Design will continue through 2022 and construction is to be completed in late 2024.

See more about the project on the O'Keeffe Museum's website.