Margate resident John Croft envisioned the Turner Contemporary as a gallery that celebrated artist J.M.W. Turner’s relationship to the town. What’s so special about the space, though, is that Croft and his supporters built on Turner’s legacy to celebrate the future of art, welcoming young (mostly living) artists to show in their space and energizing the town with visitors and tourism dollars. Architecture buffs will definitely want to make the trek to Margate to marvel at Turner’s seaside through the windows of architect David Chipperfield’s modern, elegant gallery spaces. Photo: Nick Gutteridge

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