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Image of a worker for Dale Chihuly dismantling a glass sculpture for the purposes of storage during repair and renovation of The Baker Museum

Construction Updates

The Baker Museum Repair and Expansion Project


Parking and Wayfinding

Plan your visit this season. Click map to enlarge.

Parking Map

Arrive early. Park on the east side of our campus — or after business hours — in our partner lots at Finemark Bank and the SunTrust building after 6pm and on weekends, or at Waterside Shops anytime on levels 3-5 of the parking garage.

We are happy to announce that parking in the surface lots around The Wells Fargo Bank building is available for our patrons on weekdays after 6pm and on weekends.

Enter through the Hayes Hall north entrance for all events.

Arrive early
for your performance


Construction is still underway for the repair and expansion of The Baker Museum. Please plan to arrive early for your performance and enjoy the galleries.

Important notes for patrons:

  • Parking availability on Artis—Naples grounds is slightly reduced, especially in the northwest corner of the Cultural Campus, where construction equipment and materials are being stored. However, valet parking is available for Hayes Hall events for $10 per vehicle, and free self-parking spaces are available around the Cultural Campus.
  • In addition to parking on the Cultural Campus, after 6pm and on weekends, patrons may also park in our partner lots at FineMark Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, the SunTrust Building and Waterside Shops. The Artis—Naples club-style cart will shuttle patrons between the Waterside Shops parking garage and east entrance to Hayes Hall free of charge.
  • Artis—Alley (between Myra Janco Daniels Boulevard and Ridgewood Drive) remains closed.
  • The Hayes Hall Lobby opens one hour before Hayes Hall performances and 30 minutes before events in Daniels Pavilion until construction is complete.
  • For Hayes Hall events with a pre-concert prelude, the lobby will open 90 minutes before the performance.
  • Patrons seeking a light bite to eat will find Heidi's Place in the Norris Garden. Drinks can be purchased at the beverages bars on the first floor of Hayes Hall and in Daniels Pavilion. Intermission drinks may be pre-ordered at the bars.
  • Entrance to Daniels Pavilion will be through the south end of Hayes Hall’s west hallway.

Patrons will notice a green fence surrounding the construction area. While some minor detouring on campus may be required during construction, patrons are encouraged to look for appropriate signage and to ask ushers for directions if needed.


Questions?

Any questions regarding the project, construction or patron-focused issues such as parking and access can be answered by calling Patron Services at 239-597-1900.

 

Construction highlights

The first project of the Master Plan entails repair of The Baker Museum building’s facade necessitated by Hurricane Irma and the 17,000 square foot expansion of the facility to the south incorporating performance, visual arts, social and education spaces — all elements of the interdisciplinary mission of  Artis—Naples.

  • The Baker Museum will be newly clad in stone and metal with a design that ensures resistance against future storms.
  • This project begins to realize the “heart of the Cultural Campus,” central to the Master Plan, via an open-concept entry with the repositioned Paley Gates and a plaza-like feel in the Norris Garden.
  • The entrance to The Baker Museum will be redesigned, allowing for a larger lobby, relocation of the museum store and museum ticketing in the lobby. The reference reading library will be on the first floor. Additional gallery space will open up on the second and third floors. Museum service areas and access will be improved for ease of loading and care of the collection.
  • The initial campus expansion to the south (the expansion portion of the first project) provides indoor and outdoor spaces for education and social engagement, such as a multipurpose classroom and an elevated sculpture terrace. The plan also creates a dynamic event space, which can be accessed via a monumental exterior staircase.

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  The Baker Museum Repair and Expansion Project


Scenes around campus

Image of the various sculpted stainless steel pieces of Ernest Tino Trova’s FM/6’ Walking Jackman is carefully wrapped by art handlers prior to storage.

The various sculpted stainless steel pieces of Ernest Tino Trova’s FM/6’ Walking Jackman is carefully wrapped by art handlers prior to storage.

Image of moving the Manolo Valdés Damas III — it has a temporary new home across Pelican Bay Boulevard to make room for construction activity.

Manolo Valdés Damas III has a temporary new home across Pelican Bay Boulevard to make room for construction activity.

Image of art handlers carefully deconstructing The Baker Museum’s entrance gates designed by renowned metal artist Albert Paley in the summer of 2018 ahead of the repair and expansion project

Art handlers carefully deconstruct The Baker Museum’s entrance gates designed by renowned metal artist Albert Paley in the summer of 2018 ahead of the repair and expansion project.

Imge of Chihuly glass sculptures are carefully prepared for safe storage ahead of The Baker Museum repair and expansion project

Chihuly glass sculptures are carefully prepared for safe storage ahead of The Baker Museum repair and expansion project.

Image of Arik Levy's bold sculpture, RockGrowth 370 as it is carefully moved to its new home across Ridgewood Drive from Artis—Naples in Pelican Bay

Arik Levy's bold sculpture, RockGrowth 370, is carefully moved to its new home across Ridgewood Drive from Artis—Naples in Pelican Bay.

The frame for the Paley Gates awaits relocation during removal of the Figge Conservatory.

The frame for the Paley Gates awaits relocation during removal of the Figge Conservatory.

The demolition crew removes the last remnants of The Baker Museum’s facade in preparation for the expansion project.

The demolition crew removes the last remnants of The Baker Museum’s facade in preparation for the expansion project.

Workers dismantle the Figge Conservatory for expansion of The Baker Museum.

Workers dismantle the Figge Conservatory for expansion of The Baker Museum.

With the ground cleared and the foundation laid, the workers prepare for upward construction on the The Baker Museum expansion.

With the ground cleared and the foundation laid, the workers prepare for upward construction on the The Baker Museum expansion.

The curved walls of the new museum area that will house multiple new event spaces and a sculpture terrace can be glimpsed through the scaffolding as the structure begins to take shape.

The curved walls of the new museum area that will house multiple new event spaces and a sculpture terrace can be glimpsed through the scaffolding as the structure begins to take shape.

Trucks loaded with structural steel for The Baker Museum’s expansion arrive on the Cultural Campus.

Trucks loaded with structural steel for The Baker Museum’s expansion arrive on the Cultural Campus.

A large rough-terrain crane moves the steel into place.

A large rough-terrain crane moves the steel into place.

Workers build the framework of the upstairs breakout gallery. The top end of the grand staircase’s balustrade can be seen below them.

Workers build the framework of the upstairs breakout gallery. The top end of the grand staircase’s balustrade can be seen below them.

Flooring is completed on The Baker Museum’s Education Space and Signature Event Space.

Flooring is completed on The Baker Museum’s Education Space and Signature Event Space.

Stacks of concrete blocks are laid out in preparation for placement.

Stacks of concrete blocks are laid out in preparation for placement.

CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen and Director of Curatorial Affairs Rangsook Yoon enjoy the view from the Signature Event Space.

CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen and Director of Curatorial Affairs Rangsook Yoon enjoy the view from the Signature Event Space.

A worker welds the steel of the museum’s frame.

A worker welds the steel of the museum’s frame.

A worker installs part of the soundproofing mechanism on the floor of the second-floor Signature Event Space.

A worker installs part of the soundproofing mechanism on the floor of the second-floor Signature Event Space.

The full curvature of the museum has emerged, and the structure is nearly ready to receive its new stone facade.

The full curvature of the museum has emerged, and the structure is nearly ready to receive its new stone facade.

With almost all the steel in place, the full new shape of The Baker Museum is clearly visible.

With almost all the steel in place, the full new shape of The Baker Museum is clearly visible.

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