Yesterdays entry told you about the Modern Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas. Moving on up the block, or hill is my very favorite museum, where we have a membership.
The award winning design of the building was the work of Russian born architect Louis I. Kahn. Kahn who became a naturalized American citizen in 1914, was educated at the University of Pennsylvania . He was for a time, professor of Architecture at Yale University, where he also designed their library. His masterpiece, The Kimbell is widely recognized as one of the most significant works of Architecture of recent times.
So, how do you expand this building that also needs house traveling exhibits? Plans were drawn up for wings going off in two directions, but remembering, that the now deceased Louis Kahn, advised that any expansion be a separate building. They hired world renowned Italian born architect Renzo Piano to do just that.(opening in 2013). I'll stop now, since I know a lot of you have other blogs to read....Just wanted to say that Piano in collaboration Richard Rogers, also designed the Pompidou Centre. Paris.Oh, if you didn't dine at the Modern, eat here....I love their casual dining room serving delicious food.