The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth is going to start renovations on its facade in early February and construction is expected to take about five months.
The museum has announced that this renovation will take it back to Philip Johnson’s original design while updating climate controls through improved glass for UV filtration and updated air circulation and humidity control. They’ll do away with the revolving glass front door (good! I hate revolving doors despite their being a comedy goldmine) and make the museum more wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Here is a statement issued by the Amon Carter about accessibility during the renovation: “The museum will remain open during the process, though some galleries will be inaccessible. School tours will continue, but no public programs or member programs are planned within the facility. The museum is also closing at 5 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the project, which is expected to last four months. All galleries are scheduled to reopen in June 2015.”
For more info on the update, as well as alternate entryways and parking during construction, please go here.