Sneak peek at Marciano museum

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

OPENED IN 1962, the building was home to the Scottish Rite.

The new owner continues its work on the adaptive reuse of the 1962 Scottish Rite Cathedral building in Windsor Square. The building’s future will be as the Marciano Art Foundation, a private art museum of brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano.

Three years of construction are reaching the final phase, and the Foundation has just announced that Thurs., May 25 will be the first day that guests with advance reservations may visit the Foundation.

Because the Park Mile zoning of the building allows only private museums, only limited public visitation will be allowed on a strict advance-reservation-only basis managed through the museum’s website. Such visitation will be Thurs. to Sun., with Wednesdays reserved for school group visits. There will be no charge to visit.

The Foundation suggests that people interested in visiting sign up for the mailing list at the website, In coming weeks, the website will have information about requesting advance reservations to visit.

The inaugural exhibit will be a survey of the Marciano collection titled: “UNPACKING: The Marciano Collection,” together with a specially-commissioned exhibition titled “Jim Shaw: The Wig Museum.”

Much of the building’s interior has been adapted into state-of-the-art exhibition space by architect Kulapat Yantrasat of wHY Architects. At the same time, wHY and the Foundation have preserved the historic building’s monumental exterior, plus some of the interior features, all created by noted California artist Millard Sheets.

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