Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion | Ringling Museum of Art
A signature art gallery building on FSU's Ringling Museum of Art campus, this 5,500 square foot addition to the Visitor’s Atrium is a sculptural pavilion that houses the museum’s glass art collection. The new building incorporates a tall, two-story art gallery, an entry atrium, and historic Asolo theater support spaces, including a dance rehearsal hall and dressing rooms. The building’s form is largely dictated by the location of the existing Visitor’s Pavilion as well as an adjacent historic gatehouse entry structure.
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Inspiration for the project was derived from the interplay of air, water and sand, principle ingredients in the glass-making process. This inspiration is portrayed on the prominent eastern wall, helping to control and filter daylight entering the art gallery. The building is expected to open to visitors near the end of the year.
The Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion creates an inspiring space to experience both visual and performing arts. It is not only a gift to FSU, it is a gift to Ringling, a gift to this community, and it will remain free so that anyone can engage with this world-renowned studio of art glass.
– John Thrasher, Florida State University President