En Plein Air: This Summer Take Your Museum Visit Outside

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History Museum of Lugo, in Spain

At Architizer we love our museums. But in the summer, with the sun and warm weather beckoning us outside, spending time inside a crowded gallery starts to feel like a chore. The solution? Outdoor (or mostly outdoor) museums! We’ve rounded up six sculpture parks, abstract structures, and buildings that blend and highlight their landscape combine the best art and architecture with the splendor of the great outdoors. See them below.
 


Photo via Jenny Cestnik via Flickr

The Maryhill Overlook (part of Maryhill Museum of Art)
Allied Works Architecture

Goldendale, Washington


Brick Pit Ring

Durbach Block Jaggers Architects

Australia

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History Museum of Lugo

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Lugo, Spain

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Nasher Sculpture Center

Renzo Piano/PWP Landscape Architecture

Dallas, Texas


Percoreso Paesaggistico Culturale

Archiplan Studio

Virgilo, Italy

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Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park

WEISS / MANFREDI

Seattle

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This post is part of the GOOD community's 50 Building Blocks of Citizenship—weekly steps to being an active, engaged global citizen. This week: Go to Your Local Park. Follow along and join the conversation at good.is/citizenship and on Twitter at #goodcitizen.