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    Manatee
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    EHopkin wrote >>

    Also, a quick note about the mysterious Art room in the basement of Beaton Hall. We did keep some of our empty crates over there for awhile, and the room also served as storage for many of the Yart Sale items. We keep Columbus’s museum treasures….somewhere else.

    If you say so…. ;)

    Well, that was over ten years ago. So my memory could be hazy, haha.

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    The latest construction photos from August:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmaohio/

    Coming along quickly! ;)

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    I’m glad to see things are coming along, but I’d be even happier to see a rendering of the new wing. Our neo-classical style building, while beautiful, is currently only about half the size of the Dayton Art Institute.

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    WE’RE MOVING IN…
    December 7th, 2010

    The art is back! Masterpieces are currently being reinstalled in the renovated CMA. On a recent (unofficial, unsanctioned) tour of the Museum’s reinvigorated galleries, I got an exciting peek at the process of re-imaging our collection…

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusmuseum.org/about/blog/2010/12/07/were-moving-in/

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    CMA Reopening Historical Section on Saturday Jan 1
    By Anne | December 29, 2010 8:00am

    After nearly a year of renovations, the Columbus Museum of Art is reopening its 1931 Italian Renaissance Revival building. The Elizabeth M. and Richard M. Ross Building renovations began on October 12, 2009 and include: the transformation of Derby Court, adding a Center for Creativity, new seating, improved acoustics and other renovations in the auditorium, visitor access upgrades, upgrading HVAC, upgrading lighting, reconditioning flooring and restoring original decorative building features. The reopening celebration happens this Saturday, January 1, 2011 and begins on the Broad Street lawn at 10:00am. Admission is free.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/cma-reopening-historical-section-on-saturday-jan-1

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    Glad that our CMA is now renovated. Can’t wait to see the expansion plans.

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    Press Release:
    COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART EXCEEDS FUNDRAISING GOAL

    (Columbus, OH) – The Columbus Museum of Art today announced that they have exceeded the $500,000 goal for the Anne and Noel Melvin Match. In 2007 Anne and Noel Melvin made a $500,000 contribution to the Museum’s Art Matters endowment and capital campaign and pledged an additional $500,000 to match donations received from new donors by December 31, 2010.

    The Melvins have been great supporters of central Ohio’s cultural community, and especially the Columbus Museum of Art, for more than twenty-five years. They are well-known philanthropists who have encouraged arts organizations to stretch and reach their goals.

    “The expansion and renovation of the Art Museum has been a bold and visionary move that will strengthen and broaden the organization’s ability to serve this fortunate community for decades to come. The outreach, enthusiasm and tenacity of the Museum board and staff has energized the community as they have so vividly portrayed the importance of art in our lives and the Museum in our community,” said Anne and Noel Melvin. “We are thrilled that the match has incentivized many new donors to discover the Museum and join in the support of this important undertaking. We hope each will come to realize how much art can embolden our creativity, vigorously stir our intellects, and often infuse us with wonder and delight. ART REALLY DOES MATTER!”

    Through the generous outpouring of support from many new individual, corporate and foundation donors throughout the community the Museum was able to not only meet the Melvin’s challenge but exceed it.

    “The Museum is grateful not only for the incredible support the Melvins have provided to the Art Matters endowment and capital campaign, but also the energy and excitement it generated in the community,” said CMA’s Executive Director, Nannette V. Maciejunes.

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    I’ve heard that the renovation is just awesome. Looking forward to visiting to see for myself.

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    Art museum buys property across street

    By Marla Matzer Rose
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Friday October 14, 2011

    The Columbus Museum of Art has purchased a former motorcycle-dealership property across the street to use for additional staff parking and office space during the museum’s renovation during the next two years.

    The museum paid $1.25 million for the 20,000-square-foot building and parking lot at 611 E. Broad St., according to property records. The building had been vacant since the former tenant, Big Dog Motorcycles, moved out three years ago.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2011/10/14/art-museum-buys-property-across-street.html

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    Does anyone have any renderings of what the new wing will look like?

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    June 16, 2012
    West Garden Opens at the Columbus Museum of Art
    By: Walker

    The Columbus Museum of Art opened their West Garden addition last week, providing a new green oasis for the Discovery District area of Downtown. The outdoor entrance to the garden faces Ninth Street and will serve as an entry point to the museum for school buses and group tours.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/west-garden-opens-at-the-columbus-museum-of-art

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    Signs of the museum moving ahead with the next phase of expansion… welcome news but am really curious to see the designs!
    From the January 22nd Downtown Commission agenda:

    IV. Conceptual Review
    Case #1 635-13
    Address: 480 East Broad Street
    Applicant: Michael Bongiorno
    Property Owner: Columbus Museum of Art
    Design Professional: Design Group Michael Bongiorno
    Zoning: DD (core sub district)

    Request CC3359.27(D)3)
    Conceptual review for two story addition on the eastern side of the Columbus Museum of Art. Also:

      [*]Movement of the sculpture garden to accommodate the addition. The garden will be moved to the north side of the museum (currently parking).[/*]
      [*]Significant alteration of the 1974 addition (northern wing and primary entrance), opening to the new sculpture garden.[/*]

    Two informational meetings were conducted with Downtown Commissioners early last year. Other recent museum property cases reviewed by the Downtown Commission have been the new west entrance and garden (2011) and renovation of Beaton Hall, the administration facility (2009).

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    Columbus Museum of Art Reveals Major Expansion Plans
    Published on January 22, 2013 3:10 pm
    By: Walker

    Representatives of The Columbus Museum of Art presented their conceptual expansion plans to the Columbus Downtown Commission this morning for review. The $37.6 million plans call for the addition of a new modern wing on the east side of the existing museum building as well as major renovations to the existing Ross Wing and main lobby areas. In addition to new gallery space, this project will add new meeting and event spaces.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/columbus-museum-of-art-reveals-major-expansion-plans

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    The renderings look awesome! And I’m eager to go to CMA once the expansion is done!

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