Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum-Bernoudy Gallery
For one of the oldest teaching museums in the country (established in 1881) on the campus of Washington University, St. Louis, this project involved reconfiguring the permanent collection galleries in the university's art museum. The 2006 building by Pritzker Prize winner Fumihiko Maki, is part of the Sam Fox Arts Center and adjacent to the architect's Walker Hall (2006) and Steinberg Hall (1960) on the same campus. Following a five-year period of the galleries' original layout, Escher GuneWardena were asked to create a new configuration in response to the needs of the galleries' current curatorial programs. The new plan accommodates separate thematic sections, a teaching gallery, and a sky-lit area for painting and sculpture. Escher Gunewardena have designed numerous exhibitions for the museum since 2010. For a complete list see the Arts-Related Project List under Office Information.