Museums like the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami feature architecture as gorgeous as the artwork they store.
A handful of cities and countries around the world are making history in 2017 with the launch of their first-ever major modern museums. Cape Town welcomes Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s premier contemporary art museum, while Canada opens its very first Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto—both featuring impressive building designs from internationally acclaimed architects. At Architectural Digest, the only thing we love more than a new museum opening is one with game-changing architecture to marvel at. With museum happenings like the dual launch of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in both Marrakech and Paris as well as the highly anticipated King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia, there is plenty to get excited about. Take a look at the top nine architecturally significant museum openings AD is anticipating in 2017.