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Two ambitious expansions have transformed the museum into a showpiece of Desert Modernism. Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the architects behind the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, blended indoor and outdoor spaces, adding a new a sculpture garden and a dramatic, glass-enclosed lobby with a 40-foot cantilevered entry that creates a shaded “outdoor room.” 

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Two ambitious expansions have transformed the museum into a showpiece of Desert Modernism. Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the architects behind the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, blended indoor and outdoor spaces, adding a new a sculpture garden and a dramatic, glass-enclosed lobby with a 40-foot cantilevered entry that creates a shaded “outdoor room.”