167 acres Masterplan
3 acres Outdoor Theater
North Carolina Museum of Art
Barbara Kruger, Artist
Guy Nordenson, Structural Engineer
Nicholas Quennell, Quennell Rothschild & Partners, Landscape Architect
NCMA Masterplan and Amphitheater
The Master Plan for the North Carolina Museum of Art is a plan for contemporary art and landscape, and the Museum’s relationship to the 167 acre site. Entitled “Imperfect Utopia: A Park for the New World,” engages ideas of history, culture, geography and topography and the design organizes a variety of experiences in the landscape including the Amphitheater and Outdoor Cinema, a sculpture court, artist’s cabins, and a greenhouse containing classrooms and workshops, picnic areas and a reading garden.
Amphitheater and Outdoor Cinema:
The concept of spectacle, site and text are melded in a public space expanding the Museum’s capacity for outdoor programs. The Big Roof, the Big Screen and the Big Letters organize the site, all within the architecture and landscape, metaphorically and literally, invite imagination and engagement with the message: Picture This. An economy of means, beyond simple site work, earth moving, and the traditions of landscape the project fuses art, architecture and topography with the visitor’s experience of the site.
Model featured in the collection of the FRAC Centre, Paris, France: