Carnegie Museum
4400 Forbes Avenue
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Maggie's Centres
dal 12/9/2014 al 4/1/2015
mon-sat 10am-5pm, thu 10am-8pm, sun noon-5pm, tue closed

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Jonathan Gaugler

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Maggie's Centres

Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh

A Blueprint for Cancer Care. The design of the Centres signals a critical departure from what the typical hospital looks like, and more importantly, what these buildings feel like...

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Located throughout the UK, Maggie’s Centres apply design thinking to the challenges of patients undergoing cancer treatment. Explore five of these outstanding works of integrated architectural design. See how cancer care is facilitated in buildings that are bright and unorthodox; that prioritize essential human needs of social gathering and private contemplation; and that introduce gardens into the daily lives of patients.

The design of the Centres signals a critical departure from what the typical hospital looks like, and more importantly, what these buildings feel like, stemming from founder Maggie Keswick Jencks’s insistence that patients should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.” As healthcare in the US undergoes unprecedented levels of scrutiny over issues of cost, delivery, best practices, and outcomes, Maggie’s Centres offers a fascinating glimpse into the value of supplementary approaches to medical care. The buildings are designed as unique structures by some of today’s most renowned architects—including Frank Gehry, Piers Gough, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, and Richard Rogers—in close collaboration with contemporary landscape designers, in contrast to the stark, impersonal atmosphere of many medical facilities.

This exhibition is organized by the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) and organized for Carnegie Museum of Art by curator of architecture Raymund Ryan.

Exhibition Credits

The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Frames for the exhibition have been provided by J. Pocker.
Furniture for the exhibition has been provided by Orla Kiely House.

Image: Maggie's Dundee exterior and landscape. Architect: Frank Gehry; Landscape Architect: Arabella Lennox-Boyd; © Maggie's Centres

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Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Monday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: noon–5 p.m.
Adults: $17.95
Seniors (65+): $14.95
Students with ID/Children age 3–18: $11.95
Members and children under 3: Free
* includes Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Maggie's Centres
dal 12/9/2014 al 4/1/2015

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