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Ruby City has been included in Architectural Digest’s ’14 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2019.’ The story highlights the future of San Antonio saying, “And if the Ruby City is any indication of things to come, south central Texas has a bright future of cultural exploration.”

Below is the excerpt of the article that includes Ruby City. Click on this link to read the complete feature. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-anticipated-buildings-2019

Ruby City by Adjaye Associates (San Antonio, Texas) Sir David Adjaye never ceases to amaze the world with his bold, impactful designs. And his vision of the Ruby City in San Antonio is certainly no exception. The building, which was aptly named for the popping façade, will be an all-new art center funded by the artist, collector, and philanthropist Linda Pace. The museum will house some 800 works of art in 14,000 square feet of space (including paintings, sculpture, and videos). The goal of the new museum was to kick-start San Antonio’s art scene. And if the Ruby City is any indication of things to come, south central Texas has a bright future of cultural exploration.

His largest project to date, the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture

About Ruby City

Ruby City is a 14,472 sq ft contemporary art center in San Antonio, TX, dedicated to providing a space for the city’s thriving creative community to experience works by both local and internationally-acclaimed artists. Envisioned in 2007 by the late collector, philanthropist and artist Linda Pace, Ruby City presents works from Pace’s own collection of more than 800 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works. The new building, designed by renowned architect Sir David Adjaye and slated to open to the public in the fall of 2019 is part of a growing campus, which also includes Chris Park, a one- acre public green space named in memory of Pace’s son, and Studio, an auxiliary exhibition space which presents curated shows and programming throughout the year. Ruby City is free and open to the public.

For more information visit www.rubycity.org

About Sir David Adjaye OBE

Sir David Adjaye OBE is recognized as a leading architect of his generation. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his broadly ranging influences, ingenious use of materials and sculptural ability have established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. In 2000 he founded Adjaye Associates, which now has offices in London, New York and Accra with projects in the US, UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His largest project to date, the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened on the National Mall in Washington DC in 2016 and was named Cultural Event of the Year by The New York Times. In 2017, Adjaye was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people of the year by TIME magazine.

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