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Frank Gehry's Plan for the Transformation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Iconic Building

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In architect Frank Gehry's master plan, the heart of the Museum will be opened up, creating a clear sight line through the ground-floor and first-floor galleries that will greatly simplify wayfinding.

After more than a decade of planning, The Philadelphia Museum of Art is unveiling a blueprint for a major, multi-phase renovation and expansion designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the transformation of the iconic structure will be nearly invisible from the outside. 

Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens July 1st and runs through September 1st.

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Listen to Museum Director and CEO TImothy Rub talk with WRTI's Susan Lewis about the scope of the project, and the new exhibition running July 1 - September 1, 2014