In the years since the museum was founded in 1966, it has grown to include about a dozen museums and art galleries.
But a new museum is now coming to the area that once featured the largest collection of the works of the 19th century: the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The museum will open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 16, and will have a new theme for the first time: “A Century of Art.”
Its new theme will be “Art and the Human Imagination,” and it will include works by Charles Darwin, Michelangelo and Matisse, among others.
“The museum has a legacy of engaging contemporary artists and exploring the human condition,” museum spokeswoman Lauren Schaffer said in an email.
“We’re honored to work with a group of artists to explore our shared values.”
The new museum, named the Smithsonian Center for the Humanities, will be in a former federal building at the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Avenue, just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
It will be a four-story structure with an entrance on the ground floor.
The new design was inspired by the works in the Metropolitan’s collections, Schaffer added.
It has a central lobby and a large gallery on the second floor, where visitors can walk around and admire works by artists including Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and Mark Rothko.
“It will be an exciting addition to the center and a truly collaborative project,” Schaffer told The Associated Press.
The Metropolitan Museum is one of the world’s largest museums and is based in Washington, D.C. It is one part of the Smithsonian Institution.
It’s not clear when the new building will open.