Last week, I, along with Mike Bongiorno, our architect from Design Group, Mark Corna, our construction manager, and Rod Bouc, CMA’s deputy director of operations, made a trip to visit the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art. They’ve recently completed a building project similar to the one we’ve undertaken here at CMA. They have a beautiful historic building which has been renovated and wanted to expand by adding a new wing that would have its own personality and presence but wouldn’t overshadow the original building.
We enjoyed a fabulous tour with a wonderful staff member there who played a key role in their restoration and expansion. We were able to see both the public spaces and some behind the scenes areas and gain insights into the things they did that were great successes and those areas that we need to be watchful of as we move forward.
And, even though it is “that school up north,” they have a wonderful university museum that is well worth the drive to visit.
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Nannette V. Maciejunes
CMA Executive Director