Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum

Clarinda Carnegie
Art Museum

From Literary Art to Contemporary Art

A small-town Carnegie library that once inspired a love of reading now stimulates a love of modern art thanks to a new wave of patronage. The Duncan Family, whose modern art collection ranks among the 50 best in the nation, selected APMA to help transform the former library into a gracious backdrop for their collection. The Duncans reignited Carnegie’s philanthropic vision by restoring the structure and opening it to the community.

Project

Location
Clarinda, Iowa

Size
5,413 SF

Scope of Work
Renovation + National Register Nomination

Date of Completion
2014

Honors + Awards
2015 Excellence in Historic Preservation Efforts in the Adaptive Reuse Category, Preservation Iowa

Website
visitccam.com

Project Contact
Daric O'Neal

Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum historic

The Clarinda Public Library was organized in 1905.

Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum
Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum

To maintain the buildings exterior while providing accessibility for patrons and artwork, an elevator was placed in the center of the reading room and community spaces to appear as an object within the room, using it as backdrop for the art and allowing the historic spaces to continue to flow around it.

Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum
Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum
Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum

Photography by APMA

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