Article by: cntraveler 

Some people travel to try out critically acclaimed restaurants, jockeying for dinner reservations before they even lock in a flight. Others are motivated by the promise of an extraordinary hotel or resort. But as for the culture vultures? Well, nothing gets us moving quite like word of a groundbreaking new museum—and fortunately, this year will see a flurry of development on that front, all across the globe. From an ultramodern shrine to Olympic greatness in Colorado Springs to the long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, 2020 is gonna be big. Here are nine openings to keep on your radar.


The Momentary

Bentonville, Arkansas

This new contemporary art space, a satellite of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, opened late last month in downtown Bentonville after much anticipation—and for good reason. With project lead Calli Verkamp at the helm, Chicago’s Wheeler Kearns Architects transformed this former Kraft cheese factory into a multi-functional venue that caters to the visual, performing, and even culinary arts. Some 24,000 square feet are earmarked for galleries and The Momentary’s first exhibition, State of the Art 2020, features more than 100 works by 61 U.S. artists including Mae Aur of Memphis, Jiha Moon of Atlanta, and Alice Pixley Young of Cincinnati. In mid-July, The Momentary will unveil Nick Cave: Until, an immersive exhibition in which the prolific artist will engage with issues of race, gender, and gun violence.

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