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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is currently closed but will reopen to the public on 1 June. The Gallery will be observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State. More information

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The art of architecture: Directions in gallery design with Anthony Burke

The art of architecture: Directions in gallery design with Anthony Burke

Explore the beautiful, challenging and complex role of architecture in shaping our experience of art today in The art of architecture. Wander through the galleries of the world; big and small, famous and not-so-famous, as we explore their design challenges, stories and spaces from the perspective of the architect.

Through a selection of some of the most important and (in)famous gallery projects of the last 25 years, this series will critically examine the inspiration and issues behind the gallery designs of the worlds’ leading architects including Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano, SANAA and Zaha Hadid. Journey into local and international galleries and museums including Mona, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Sydney Modern Project.

Image: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA. Photo: Anders Toft / Pixabay

7 Tracks
01 The emergence of the modern gallery: how did we get here?
02 Scales of ambition: the rise (and fall) of the ‘star-chitects’
03 Staging the encounter: the demands of art
04 Building in place: architecture and the gallery in time
05 Architecture and presence: the special case of Japanese design and the gallery
06 Tomorrow’s galleries today – and what they can tell us part 1
07 Tomorrow’s galleries today – and what they can tell us part 2