Responding to contemporary needs, new galleries with increased interactivity and opportunities for families were adding including the Riedman Gallery, which was constructed on top of an existing two story rear wing of the museum.
Although other galleries in the museum are used for historic artifacts, this gallery was designed for interactive exhibits. In order to make the space as functional as possible, the windows of the gallery can be easily removed to allow for the installation of large scale works. New steel hangers extend down from the new roof structure to provide additional support for the new gallery floor.
An expanse of windows in the new area provide abundant natural lighting along with views of the landscaped grounds and the city skyline. They also created a sense of architectural lightness that allowed the new addition to assimilate in to the existing building gracefully.
Offering a spectacular view, the bright and spacious gallery is also an ideal area for meetings, parties, sit-down dinners for up to 200 guests and other special events.