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Columbus Museum of Art presents plans for building's new wing

Posted by Jackie Mantey | January 22, 2013 11:19 AM

This morning the Columbus Museum of Art presented to the City of Columbus Downtown Commission plans for building updates and a new wing, renovations of which will start in late spring.

The $37.6 million expansion will include renovations to the museum’s Ross Wing and lobby as well as a construction of a new wing. The plan is to use the updates as a special event complex and as a place to showcase the museum’s impressive permanent collection and high-profile traveling exhibitions.

New York architecture firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects designed the master plan for the new wing, which Columbus firm DesignGroup will implement.

This expansion represents the third phase of the CMA’s Art Matters initiative. The two earlier phases included the renovation of Beaton Hall and the transformation of both Derby Court and the successful Center for Creativity.

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