Architecture, September 2003

Architecture, September 2003

 

 

The new home of the Racine Art Museum—an institution that focuses on contemporary craftwork—offers an inspiring model to similar organizations across America that need more display space and a welcoming public presence but are unable to fund a grand edifice. Four years ago the museum’s board selected Brininstool + Lynch, a small Chicago firm best known for its’ minimalist houses and art galleries, to create a new $50 million building alongside its old home, a nineteenth-century Italianate farmhouse in a park at the edge of this Southern Wisconsin city.

- Michael Webb, Architecture