The modern crimson-hued building will be a new landmark for the city and will house the Foundation’s growing collection of more than 800 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works by contemporary artists from around the world.
Breaking ground is the next step in fulfilling the vision and parting mandate of the dedicated art collector Linda Pace, who sketched the initial inspiration for the ruby structure after seeing it in a lucid dream.
“Linda Pace was a visionary and humanitarian in the truest sense. She wanted nothing more than to enrich and improve the world through art. It is incredibly humbling to be entrusted with a piece of her legacy. Our goal for this project has been to capture the essence of her dream by creating a space where contemporary art inspires both artists and the wider community,” said Sir David Adjaye, principal of Adjaye Associates.
The building is slated for completion in late 2018, timed to coincide with a year’s worth of celebrations for San Antonio’s 300th birthday. A public opening and inaugural exhibitions are planned for early 2019.