Monday, November 14, 2011

Colby College Museum of Art Reopens!

Architect’s rendering of the the addition to the Colby College Museum of Art.
-Courtesy Colby College-

The Colby College Museum of Art has been closed to the public for the past month as it prepared for a fifteen million dollar expansion. Visitors can now experience the museum by entering through a temporary entrance adjacent to the Paul J. Schupf Wing.

The museum will now remain open throughout the construction process, although some galleries will be closed to the public during the work. The current exhibit will be on display through Jan. 22, and is titled "Rediscoveries 1: New Perspectives on the Permanent Collection". There is also information dedicated to pending Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, the 26,000-square-foot glass and steel addition. Interior demolition is expect to begin by the end of the month, and the new construction is scheduled to be completed by mid 2013.

The new pavilion will expand the square footage of the museum from 28,000 square feet to 54,000 square feet, with 38,000 square feet dedicated as exhibition space. Plans also include a sculpture terrace, a classroom for museum education and outreach and art department studios on the top floor.

The Colby College Museum of Art is open Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 859-5600.

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