Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building
Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building
Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building
Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building
Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building
Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building
Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building
Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building
Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building
Surface 678 - North Carolina Museum of Art West Building

Arts & Culture

North Carolina Museum of Art West Building

As a result of an unprecedented Rodin collection gift, the North Carolina Museum of Art has dramatically expanded its facilities with the addition of a new $130 million, 127,000 square foot West Gallery designed by New York architect Thomas Phifer. Landscape, nature and the built environment are integrated to provide a unique visitor experience and varied settings for outdoor sculpture. Four courtyards, designed in the minimalist style of the Gallery, interlock with the building form and create a powerful linkage of interior exhibit space, light, reflection, and landscape. Three linear reflecting pools create a continuous visual element, joining Gallery and exterior spaces. An expansive entry plaza serves as a large social gathering space and drop-off area, connecting the new Gallery with the existing museum and entrances to the outdoor amphitheater and sculpture park beyond. For more information, please visit the North Carolina Museum of Art White Paper in our Resources section. (Photography: Scott Frances) (Photography: KC Ramsay Photography) (Photography: Art Howard)