Renovation Intro

Next Steps Timeline

November 14, 2015

“Wallbreaking” Event

Celebration of the public launch of the “Imagine More” capital campaign and start of the most comprehensive renovation in SBMA’s history.

May 2016

Stage 1 of Renovation Project
Expected Completion: Summer 2021

  • Replacement of McCormick roof
  • Seismic retrofitting for earthquake protection and necessary structural work
  • McCormick Gallery renovation
  • Creation of Contemporary Art Gallery above McCormick
  • Renovated art shipping/receiving and preparation/conservation facilities
  • Galleries affected/closed:  McCormick, Sterling Morton East and West, Von Romberg, Emmons, Asian Art galleries.

January 2018

Stage 2 of Renovation Project
Expected completion: Summer 2021

  • New Contemporary Art Gallery
  • New Photography Gallery
  • New Multi-Media Gallery
  • Thayer Gallery Grand Stairway
  • Art Receiving Facility
  • Collections Management Center
  • State Street Entrance Reception Area
  • Framing Department
  • Women’s Lounge
  • Visitor Locker Area

Future Stages

Stage 3 of the Renovation Project

  • Renovate/Expand Luria Activities Center
  • Restore Preston Morton Gallery
  • New Asian Art Gallery
  • Complete the mechanical plant & HVAC pre-treatment unit

Stage 4

  • Park Wing Grand Stairway
  • Curatorial Center and Library
  • Education Center (Education Classroom, Docent Room, Education Conference Room)
  • Park Wing Balcony
  • Park Wing Reception Elevator
  • Elevator to Roof Gardens and Pavilion
  • Exhibition Workshop

Stage 5 & 6

  • Conference Room and Lounge
  • New Cafe and Catering Kitchen
  • Restore Ridley-Tree Gallery
  • Offices
  • Rooftop Gardens and Pavilion
  • Asian Art Gallery
  • New Museum Store