SFU starts construction on new Marianne and Edward Gibson Art Museum


Simon Fraser University has announced that it has begun constructing a new art museum at its Burnaby campus. The museum–which will replace SFU’s current gallery–will have a “relaxed and informal” design, include an indoor common area for community-focused events, and will be home to artist-led learning and community engagement offerings. “What makes Edward and Marianne Gibson’s vision so extraordinary is that it inspires an entirely new kind of visual arts facility,” said SFU Galleries Director Kimberly Phillips. “As a result, we are committed to creating a space that will extend the ways we support artists, strengthen the arts ecology of our region, and manifestly reimagine what an art museum can do, and for whom it exists.” The Marianne and Edward Gibson Art Museum is supported by over $23M in collective donations.

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