Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

The facade of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Photo: Alan Karchmer)

Fast Track

Online tickets to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture sold out in minutes on Monday morning, the debut day of its new web-based system. Read our article on the David Adjaye-designed institution.
[The Washington Post]

A Vatican First

Pope Francis announced art historian Barbara Jatta as the next director of the Vatican Museums. She will be the first woman to hold the position.

Going Dutch

Antwerp-based architecture firm OMGEVING has won a competition to redesign the riverfront in Da Nang, Vietnam. The plan features a floating marketplace, a park, and a slate of new cultural institutions.

Drawing Board

A Le Corbusier museum is in development in Poissy, France, the home of his Villa Savoye. The facility will house drawings, sketches, and paintings, among other objects. It is scheduled to open by 2023.
[Artnet News]

Surface Level

Painter Jonas Wood has covered the facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, with a vinyl reproduction of one of his paintings. His piece is the first in a new series of installations scheduled for MoCA’s Arata Isozaki-designed building.
[Los Angeles Times]

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