Brooklyn Museum, one of the world’s oldest and largest cultural institutions, was designed by McKim, Mead &
White in the late 1880s to house comprehensive collections of fine art, natural history, and science objects, as well as offer educational and research activities. After a century of varying renovations and additions, the Museum developed and implemented a comprehensive master plan to guide the institution’s reorganization and growth into the next century.
The designers worked closely with Brooklyn Museum senior staff and the project architects, Ennead Architects, in developing a comprehensive donor recognition master plan to honor the major benefactors whose generous contributions have made the Museum’s expansion and renovation possible. Stainless steel letters identify primary donors of major public spaces such as galleries and pavilions. Large-scale, cast-resin panels display donor names that are mounted onto stone and brick walls surrounding the Museum’s main entrance lobby. The panels allow for the periodic addition of new donor names.
Poulin + Morris has continued to work with Brooklyn Museum on several projects including the development
of a comprehensive environmental graphics program for the Museum’s exhibition venue, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
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