The Cleveland Museum and Rafael Vinoly get some love from USA Today:
The expansion sits alongside the museum’s 1916 Beaux-Arts building and the fortress-like Marcel Breuer-designed 1971 building. Vinoly said his challenge was to try to relate the two very different landmarks.
The collection made Vinoly’s first decision an easy one: There was no need for an eye-catching addition.
“If you have nothing to show (in a museum), you make a splash with a building. But if you have something to show, the last thing you should do is to make the scene of the collection being compromised by the architecture,” he said.
Vinoly’s design will include three wings and a soaring glass atrium linking the buildings. The opening of the first wing, striped marble and granite with a glass-box gallery, will mark the return to public view of 19th century European art, modern and contemporary art and photographs in storage since 2005.