Admired by many experts and people around the world, these 10 futuristic museums of contemporary art that we’ll show you today are indeed stunning works with both great architectural and cultural value. They have changed the way the world thinks about museums of modern and contemporary art, and it continues to challenge our assumptions about the connections between art, architecture, and collecting. Breathtaking structures, futuristic designs, curving lines, they are a significant contribution to urban development, becoming a dominant visual and functional buildings of the local landscape. We think that the futuristic designs of the museums in themselves are an art.
1. Niterói Contemporary Art Museum – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; designed by Oscar Niemeyer, built in 1996.
2. National Museum of Art – Nakanoshima, Osaka; designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates
3. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao – Spain; designed by architect Frank Gehry
4. Weisman Art Museum -Minneapolis; designed by architect Frank Gehry
5. The Denver Art Museum Frederic C. Hamilton Building, Denver; designed by architect Daniel Libeskind
6. Groninger Museum – Groningen, Holland; designed by architects Philippe Starck, Alessandro Mendini and Coop Himmelb(l)au
7. Milwaukee Art Museum – Wisconsin; designed by Santiago Calatrava
8. City of Arts and Science Museum -Valencia, Spain
9. Soumaya Art Museum – Mexico City; designed by architect Fernando Romero
10. Ordos Museum – Inner Mongolia; designed by MAD architects