As New York City’s museums deal with a massive influx of visitors, both from city dwellers and tourists, many of these cultural institutions also have to contend with a lack of space to accommodate the masses. To prepare for the increase in people, as well as the needs of 21st-century audiences, some of the city’s biggest museums are currently in the midst of major renovations.
Many have starchitect names attached: The Frick, for example, hired Annabelle Selldorf to lead its renovation last year; Jeanne Gang will do the same across town at the American Museum of Natural History. But it hasn’t been smooth sailing for all—the Metropolitan Museum of Art recently postponed its plans due to budgetary concerns.
Still, the next few years will be big ones for New York’s museums—and we’ve mapped out the various changes you can expect at institutions across the city. Did we miss any major ones? Let us know in the comments.Read More