Robin Pogrebin announced the Studio Museum’s plans for an ambitious new building that validates the success of Thelma Golden’s leadership over the last decade. The current museum sees 100,000 visitors a year:
The Studio Museum in Harlem, whose ambitions have long been checked by the limitations of its 1914 building, will construct a new $122 million home designed by the British architect David Adjaye on West 125th Street. […]
New York City is contributing $35.3 million to the Studio Museum project, $11.4 million of which was just allocated in the budget for fiscal year 2016. Tom Finkelpearl, the city’s cultural affairs commissioner, called the project a “great investment.”
The Ford Foundation donated $3 million. (The rest is to be raised from other sources.)
“The time has come for the Studio Museum to have a physical space that is worthy of its aspiration and ambition,” said Darren Walker, the Ford Foundation president.