The 2,000-square-foot lobby, designed by Eliel Saarinen with travertine floors and oak paneled walls, is adjacent to the galleries. Directly across from the entry, a door in the tall glass wall provides access to the Courtyard and Maytag Reflecting Pool. This outdoor area with lit trees, granite reflecting pool, and outdoor sculptures by Carl Milles and Scott Burton, is surrounded by the architecture of Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, and Richard Meier. Weather permitting, this space is perfect for cocktails before dinner and dancing under the stars.
Capacity: Stand-up reception: Up to 200 persons
Sit-down reception/meal: Up to 125 persons
Lobby and Courtyard
Lobby, Courtyard and Museum
*Discounts are offered to members at the Contributor ($110) level or above.