Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Smithsonian magazine named U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum one of the most anticipated museum openings of 2020


The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum made another blue-ribbon list this week, with Smithsonian magazine including the Museum in its Most Anticipated Museum Openings of 2020.

The list features 10 museums from around the world, from the Grant Egyptian Museum in Egypt to the Museum of Underwater Art in Australia. Seven museums in the United States made the list.

Set to open this spring, the 60,000-square foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their compelling stories, with the artifacts, media and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. The Museum will focus on the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements: friendship, respect and excellence; determination, equality, inspiration and courage.

The Museum will be one of the most accessible and interactive museums in the United States. Visitors of all abilities will be able to experience the exhibits through inclusive design and assistive technologies such as mobile apps, video captions, audio description tracks, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations and more.

The Smithsonian list is the third this month to honor the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, which previously was named one of The New York Times’ Places to Go in 2020 and one of the most anticipated buildings of 2020 by Architectural Digest.


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