The University of Michigan Museum of Art will re-open this weekend after being closed for nearly 3 years as it underwent a significant expansion and restoration. The project was designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture and cost nearly $42 million dollars.
From the UMMA Press Release:
Highlights of the project include vastly increased galleries for collections and special exhibitions; open-storage galleries and study rooms that foster close looking; state-of-the-art conservation and art storage facilities; expanded public programming, including performing arts, spoken word, film, and art making; a 225-seat auditorium; classrooms and event spaces to serve multiple audiences; a curatorial research center; a café; and an expanded museum store.
The 24-hour public opening starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28th and ends at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29th. It’s been quite a while since I’ve personally been to the UMMA and I’m excited about seeing this addition and renovation. I will probably make a point to visit later in the Spring.
If you get a chance to stop by, leave a comment and let me know what you thought of it.
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