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Why a New Wing for the Gardner Museum?

In 1999, the Gardner Museum embarked upon a strategic planning process to plan for the future. This process yielded important studies and discussions regarding the preservation of the historic building and its collection. The Museum made the bold decision to build an addition to the palace in order to relieve pressure on the spaces within the building. The new wing, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, opened in January 2012.

Learn more about the building project here, or click the image below to view a gallery of photos of the new wing.