Contractors continue to make final changes to the Commons building, but the first floor is open daily from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for visitors. Check out the main gathering space and many of the beautiful features! The second and third floors will be open for the public dedication celebration on September 30.
Enjoy this gallery of images of the project as it comes to completion. We hope you visit to see this in person!
With 7,600 square feet spread across three levels and almost an acre of surrounding landscaped patio, the new Vesterheim Commons building physically links the past and the future, connects the museum collection to the Folk Art School, and enriches the Vesterheim visitor experience for those coming to Decorah or participating digitally through a new video and photography production studio. This project is part of a comprehensive, long-range planning process with Snøhetta, the renowned international architecture and landscape architecture firm, and is supported with work of the architect of record, consultants, and construction management including BNIM; Meyer, Borgman, Johnson (MBJ); Morrissey; and McGough Construction.
The Strong Roots | Bold Future, Campaign to Grow Vesterheim continues. Every donor to this campaign will be forever honored on the donor recognition display prominently located in the new Vesterheim Commons. Be a part of Vesterheim’s future by donating here