Foster + Partners US Museum Wing to Open

2 November 2010 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2010 18:30)

The new wing of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, US, will open on 18 November this year. The wing, designed by UK-based architectural firm Foster + Partners, is built around the glass-enclosed Ruth and Carl Shapiro Family Courtyard and links the expansion to the main building.

The new wing of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, US, will open on 18 November this year.

The wing, designed by UK-based architectural firm Foster + Partners, is built around the glass-enclosed Ruth and Carl Shapiro Family Courtyard and links the expansion to the main building.

The 12,356m² wing offers exhibition spaces for about 5,000 works, which will occupy 53 galleries spread across four floors.

The ground floor accommodates a 150-seat auditorium, two studio-arts classrooms, and a seminar room, according to fenwaynews.org.

The Museum of Fine Arts was originally designed by architect Guy Lowell.