The Joslyn Art Museum expansion plans to bring light and a modern sensibility to this Nebraskan institution. The design is a collaborative effort between two firms - Snøhetta and Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture (APMA). This new pavilion is an expansion of the existing museum, which will exhibit an array of the museum's permanent collections.
The pavilion will create an indoor/outdoor art experience through a large curvilinear glass atrium to fill the space with light. The structure is designed to appear weightless and will contrast the existing museum structure. In addition, the pavilion will include a new entrance lobby, a museum gift shop, and a multi-functional event space. The structure will be built using a series of stacked stones that will pick up the existing building's aesthetic - thus tying the two structures together despite their singularity.
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