We’ve professed our love for repurposed bookstores and libraries, and we frequently find ourselves in awe of what people do inside abandoned buildings. How are art galleries making use of these unique spaces? Head past the break to see how creative gurus have reclaimed subway cars, crypts, old nightclubs, and more to display incredible works of art. Many of these repurposed art galleries have incorporated shades the structure’s former life, and others have invented something entirely new. Click through for more great art galleries.
Street Art Museum
The abandoned ruins of Torino, Italy’s former zoo (Parco Michelotti) were given a facelift as part of an urban renewal effort known as the Border Land project. The location has been transformed into a cultural hotspot dubbed the Street Art Museum in hopes of raising awareness about the neglected space, to promote local street artists, and to improve the aesthetics of the crumbling site. The above video shows how various building facades have been covered in eye-popping murals — some which reference the animals that once called the forgotten area home. Visit the official website for more photos.