Discover the major new museum openings of 2021. The great inspirations of contemporary art, cinema, painting, fashion or archeology await you!
The art world has shown resilience in a period that has proven to be quite difficult and controversial. In this year 2021, a number of openings were planned for new museums around the world, some were fulfilled, others postponed due to the pandemic and other problems.
The Pinault Collection of contemporary art at the Bourse de Commerce building in Paris (France) opened in May. The new Munch in Oslo, the Academy of Motion Pictures museum in LA, and the Grand Egyptian Museum in Egypt are scheduled to open this year.
PINAULT COLLECTION AT THE BOURSE DE COMMERCE
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François Pinault, the French billionaire (owner of Gucci and Saint Laurent) known for his collection of contemporary art, exhibits part of his pieces at the Bourse de Commerce, an emblematic building located in the center of Paris, which was renovated by Japanese architect Tadao And.
When you enter the new museum building, you can see many traces of the building’s past, but the architect has done a beautiful job, building a circular cement structure inside the circle, giving it a more contemporary feel, using these neutral materials. Inside, the public will have the privilege to see his collection of great names in the art world.
Image Credit: Munch
The new museum in Oslo, Munch, will house the Norwegian painter’s collection and other activities, such as international concerts and exhibitions. Scheduled to open in October 2021, it will feature the world’s largest collection of art by Edvard Munch.
“Visitors to the new museum will always be able to experience the highlights of Edvard Munch’s artistic career, alongside changing exhibitions of works by other artists.”– Stein Olav Henrichsen, Munch director
ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES MUSEUM
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It was almost 10 years ago that work began on this new museum, at that time envisioned to be the largest U.S. institution dedicated to film, it promised immersive and dynamic programming aimed at illuminating the endless stories of cinema. The new museum project is located in Los Angeles and is scheduled to open on September 30 of this year. It will be housed inside a former May Company department store, newly named the Saban Building. Italian architect Renzo Piano was recruited to renovate this building.
“The Academy Museum gives us the opportunity to pay homage to the past by creating a building for the future – indeed, for the possibility of many futures. The historic Saban Building is a wonderful example of the Streamline Moderne style, which preserves the way people imagined the future in 1939.”– Renzo Piano, architect
GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
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Located near the pyramids of Giza, what will be the largest archaeology center in the world, with 480,000 square meters, housing about one hundred thousand pieces of Egyptology, 3,500 of them relics of the famous “child pharaoh” Tutankhamen. The new museum has been under construction for more than 20 years and is scheduled to open later this year. The Grand Egyptian Museum represents an investment of one billion euros and will house about one hundred thousand pieces, and is arranged over an area of 50 hectares. The structure is located on the Giza plateau, where the legendary pyramids of Cheops (one of the seven wonders of the world), Cheferen, Miquerinos and the Sphinx statue are located.