The Building

With more than 100,000 square feet of space, the building was originally a Scottish Rite Masonic Temple designed by Millard Sheets in 1961 and was fully repurposed and renovated by Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY in its new role as a contemporary art space. The building’s unique characteristics allow for exhibitions in a variety of both traditional and unconventional exhibition spaces, as it was the Foundation’s intent to maintain and preserve Sheets’ original architectural design and layout as much as possible. In addition to the various interior gallery spaces, the Marciano Art Foundation also features climate-controlled art storage, a bookstore, a café, an outdoor sculpture garden and on-site parking.

The History of the Building