• SITE Santa Fe Front Entrance,
  • SITE Santa Fe Park Entrance and Event Porch,
  • SITE Santa Fe Lobby,
  • SITE Santa Fe Park View,
  • SITE Santa Fe Education Lab,
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New addition expands the Southwest’s premier contemporary art space to a total of 36,000 interior and exterior square feet

SITE Santa Fe will open the doors of  its new building designed by SHoP Architects and welcome visitors this October. A gala dinner will be held in celebration of the building inauguration as well as the opening exhibition on October 5, 2017. Opening festivities and programming will be held from October 6 through October 8. The project, which broke ground in August 2016, will greatly enhance SITE Santa Fe’s capacity with a total of 36,000 square feet of interior and exterior spaces to further serve the creative community and city of Santa Fe.



With SITE Tomorrow we take SITE Santa Fe to a new level of artistic influence, community engagement, and financial strength.

Our plans feature an iconic architectural form that asserts our presence in Santa Fe and reaffirms our important role in the international contemporary art world.  With SITE Tomorrow, we position SITE for the next generation with a bold building that matches the innovative and inspiring expressions of the artists we champion.


As one of the Railyard’s pioneers who led the way and forged a strong early presence in the neighborhood, we are improving and transforming our facility while at the same time greatly expanding our capacity to serve and inspire the creative community and the City of Santa Fe.

Our vision for tomorrow is SITE as a destination and community gathering place. Through world-class architecture, expanded and improved spaces for the presentation of the best in contemporary art, and new spaces for students and community, our building plans enact our vision of SITE as a forward-looking and dynamic cultural hub that brings people together.



Develop inspiring new spaces to better serve our community with expanded public programs, outreach capacity, and gathering spaces.

Create a physical plant that is more efficient, stable, and suited to present a wider range of artworks.

Fund a financial plan to support our work into the future.

The goal for SITE Tomorrow is $11.5 million; $9 million has been secured to date. The Burnett Foundation Matching grant issues the challenge and new momentum to reach the final goal.

Once the campaign goal is reached, the use of the funds is planned as follows:

+ $3 million allocated to the endowment allowing the endowment to grow to $10 million by 2019

+ $8 million allocated to the renovation and expansion of the building

+ $250,000 allocated for the equipment and furnishings needed in the new facility

+ $250,000 allocated for operating and building reserves to allow proper management of seasonal cash flow fluctuations and future facility maintenance

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With your help, we can take SITE Santa Fe to a new level of artistic excellence, audience engagement, and service to our community. And now, with the Burnett Foundation Challenge Grant, every gift you make is matched dollar for dollar, so consider a gift today. Thank you.

+ Contribute to SITE Tomorrow – Make a one-time gift or contribute over time

+ Sponsor Chairs in the new Auditorium – Pledge a chair, a pair, or a row

+ Special Naming Opportunities> – Name a space in the museum

+ Planned Gifts – Make a legacy gift in your estate planning

You can email Paisley Mason about any of the above: mason@sitesantafe.org


SITE Santa Fe has been awarded a $1 million Matching Grant by the Burnett Foundation to help complete its SITE Tomorrow capital campaign dedicated to expanding its facility and increasing its endowment.

Phase One of the project, now nearly complete, includes an addition behind the current building that includes spaces for education, public programs and events. Phase Two, currently underway, renovates the existing galleries and includes creating expanded gallery and lobby spaces in the front of the museum and installing a new HVAC system.

Construction Photos


Announcement Photos Santa Fe

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