Pentagram has created a building fence for the Philadelphia Museum of Art that doubles as an outdoor gallery space

Renovations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new Frank Gehry wing are not estimated to conclude until 2020, but that doesn't mean art-lovers can't still enjoy some debut pieces. English design firm, Pentagram has created an ingenious construction fence for the museum, while it undergoes remodeling, that doubles as an outdoor gallery wall. The firm has dubbed the massive installation Constructionism.

“The design of the 450-foot-long fence is inspired by stacked canvasses, gallery scaffolding and art transportation crates,” reads Pentagram's blog. With each painting pressed against the wall in its own frame, it mimics a gallery during the final stages of setting up an exhibit.

Construction Fence

The fence will feature 75 pieces from the museum's collections, with work from the likes of Andy Warhol and Barbara Kruger.

“The Museum’s incredible collection has been bursting at the seams, and the expansion will give it a greater opportunity to display more treasures. In the meantime, the artworks are literally out on the street,” said Pentagram's Laura Scher.

Pentagram

Renovations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new Frank Gehry wing are not estimated to conclude until 2020, but that doesn't mean art-lovers can't still enjoy some debut pieces. English design firm, Pentagram has created an ingenious construction fence for the museum, while it undergoes remodeling, that doubles as an outdoor gallery wall. The firm has dubbed the massive installation Constructionism.

“The design of the 450-foot-long fence is inspired by stacked canvasses, gallery scaffolding and art transportation crates,” reads Pentagram's blog. With each painting pressed against the wall in its own frame, it mimics a gallery during the final stages of setting up an exhibit.