Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement

The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM) in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida houses the largest privately owned and funded collection in the world. Individual gallery floors hold significant works of furniture, lighting, tile, pottery, decorative arts, photography, and metal works from the period. The museum also houses a 100-seat auditorium, Children’s Educational Studio and Gallery, Graphic Arts Studio, as well as, a café, restaurant, event space, and museum store. A four-story granite mass that encapsulates the galleries is suspended above a transparent glass base blurring the building’s edge to its context. A torqued plaster stair is suspended within the central vertical volume to tie all the gallery floors into a single sequential experience. As the visitor ascends the stair to each floor of gallery space, a new experience of the container begins to take shape with a grand skylight from above marking time with the movement of the sun.


Architectural model of the Museum of the American Arts & Craft Movement