Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
The expansion of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art fuses architecture with landscape to create an experiential architecture that unfolds for visitors as it is perceived through each individual’s movement through space and time. The new addition, named the Bloch Building, is the centerpiece of the Museum’s strategic plan to expand its capacity to engage, educate and serve the community. Extending along the eastern edge of the campus, it is distinguished by five glass "lenses," traversing from the existing building through the Sculpture Park to form new spaces and angles of vision. Moving through the new addition, visitors experience a flow between light, art, architecture and landscape, with views from one level to another, from inside to outside. The threaded movement between the light-gathering “lenses

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