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Columbus Museum of Art Breaks Ground on New West Garden

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The Columbus Museum of Art is growing once again with the development of a new outdoor garden space. The West Garden is one piece of the CMA’s expansion plan, following the completion of last year’s major indoor renovation. This new public garden is being completed in collaboration with the City of Columbus and The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

This greenspace was designed by MSI Design as a new gateway entry to the Museum, providing a drop-off point for school buses and group tours.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Columbus and especially downtown,” said CMA Executive Director Nannette V. Maciejunes. “The revitalization of our city’s heart can be seen in the success of projects like Columbus Commons, the Scioto Mile and Bicentennial Park. These are the kinds of developments that lure people to downtown and keep them coming back.”

Maciejunes sees the Museum’s expansion as one piece of the collaborative “Creative Campus” plan that was outlined in the 2010 Downtown Development Plan last year.

“The Museum, along with our neighbors CCAD, Columbus State Community College, State Auto, and the City of Columbus, continue to work toward making our corner of Columbus a more welcoming, pedestrian-friendly area with open green space,” she said.

More information can be found online at www.columbusmuseum.org.

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2 Responses to Columbus Museum of Art Breaks Ground on New West Garden

  1. Anne Evans
    Anne October 5, 2011 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm

    The rendering for that looks really nice. That will be a much nicer walk through there. And drive too I suppose. :)

  2. mbhays
    mbhays October 6, 2011 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm

    I hope they are including a sculptural element or two to the space.

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