Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Place Is the Space A Building, A Decade, An Exhibition
Place Is the Space
"Place is the Space" marked the beginning of a year-long celebration of the tenth anniversary of CAM’s critically acclaimed building.
The opening of CAM’s building in September 2003 heralded not only the introduction of a new space for contemporary art in St. Louis but also a new identity for an institution that had begun as the First Street Forum in 1980. The two-story, 27,000-square-foot museum was designed with open, flexible spaces that allow for variation and emphasis on the artwork while highlighting transparency and natural light. After his work with CAM—Cloepfil’s first museum—the award-winning architect went on to design the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2008), the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2009), and the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, Colorado (2011), among many other celebrated projects.
Publisher: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Designer: Kiku Obata & Company.
Text by: Dominic Molon, Brad Cloepfil, and Robert McCarter.
Foreword by: Lisa Melandri
Editor:Mary Ann Steinder.
Exhibition dates: September 6, 2013–December 29, 2013.