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Cultural facilities, by their very nature, attract diverse groups of users-- visitors of all ages, sizes, abilities, and cultures use museums, galleries, gardens, and other cultural facilities. Despite the challenges inherent in designing such facilities, across the nation, cultural facilities are reshaping the creative and educational experience through enhanced interior design, space planning, sustainability, and other design features. In this slide show, we highlight some of the finest design examples of cultural facilities that are reflecting their community's vision to educate, inspire, create, entertain, and play. The projects featured here--museums, monuments, libraries, theaters, even a hall of fame--are designed by members of the American Institute of Architects who responded to the Institute's recent invitation for its Design for Decades initiative. These projects serve as a snapshot in time that can be viewed by future generations of architects and demonstrate the lasting value of design.