Columbus Art Museum to Add New Wing

Midwest
Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Columbus Museum of Art's new wing. (DesignGroup)

Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing. (DesignGroup)

In August the Columbus Museum of Art will break ground on the third and final phase of its renovation and expansion project: a new 50,000-square-foot wing that will bring the facility up to par with other major art museums in Ohio.

“In 1931, when we owned 500 pieces of art, we had 10 gallery spaces,” reads a statement on the museum’s website. “Today our collection numbers more than 10,000, yet those same 10 galleries remain.”

Columbus-based architecture firm DesignGroup is heading the $37.6 million project, which also includes renovations to the nearly 40-year-old Ross Wing and lobby area.

Columbus Museum of Art's new wing. (DesignGroup)

Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing. (DesignGroup)

Columbus Museum of Art's new wing. (DesignGroup)

Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing. (DesignGroup)

Columbus Museum of Art's new wing. (DesignGroup)

Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing. (DesignGroup)

Columbus Museum of Art's new wing. (DesignGroup)

Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing. (DesignGroup)

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