Best Of 2021

Best new museum: Museum Of The American Arts And Crafts Movement

Museum Of The American Arts And Crafts Movement

Years in the making, MAACM opened quietly on Sept. 7, and it’s dazzling. Fine, hand-crafted materials and attention to detail are hallmarks of the period represented by museum founder Rudy Ciccarello’s collection—furniture, ceramics, lamps, prints and more, all made between 1890 and 1930. That same spirit is evident in Alberto Alfonso’s building design, from its soaring spiral staircase to the astute juxtapositions of polished and raw surfaces. At 137,000 square feet (including galleries, restaurants and a library), it’s a lot to take in. But it’s more than worthy of—in fact, it begs—repeat visits. museumaacm.org