The project generator for the installation, Museums for a New Millennium at the Miami Art Museum, was an “information band” wrapping around the perimeter walls of the gallery, showcasing the drawings, photographs, and other elements on display. The exhibit documents the remarkable surge in museum building at the turn of the new millennium. Through models, drawings, and photographs, this exhibition presents an international array of the most important museum projects of the past decade.
Key issues on the “information band” are emphasized by the implementation of a viewing device: a magnifying lens built into an acrylic armature. Within the vast open space of the gallery, the project models are encased in translucent black mosquito mesh scrim columns lit from within to create a dense landscape of towers. These models are exposed through an open band, cut from the black scrim, thus intensifying their presence.
Horizontality, seemingly weightless materials, and a bold approach to the exhibition design create a sensually stimulating experience for the museum visitors.