Six of I.M. Pei’s Most Important Buildings

This is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared in The New York Times on May 16, 2019. Read the full article HERE.

This building, completed in 1968, was Mr. Pei’s first museum commission. According to the museum’s website, the architect “rejected the traditional notion that a museum needed to be a monumental container for art and decided it ought to be a sculptural work of art itself.” He wanted visitors to experience the building as a sculpture, a piece of art that people actively moved around, engaged with and observed from different angles.