The Columbus Museum of Art today announced the public opening of its new 50,000 square foot wing will be Sunday, October 25 at 10:00 am. The event will mark the completion of the third and final phase of the Museum’s Art Matters campaign.
The $37.6 million project encompasses major renovations to the Ross Wing and lobby area the Museum added in 1974 and the construction of a new wing. These changes will result in a unique meeting and special event complex, as well as, new Gallery spaces to showcase the Museum’s permanent collection and expanded space for high-profile traveling exhibitions.
Columbus-based architecture firm DesignGroup led by award-winning architect Michael Bongiorno, a graduate of the prestigious Pratt Institute School of Architecture, has spearheaded the project. Recognized for the talent, experience, and innovation applied to successful local and regional urban projects, Bongiorno specializes in the design of civic facilities, cultural destinations, and residential mixed-use communities. His current projects include the City of Columbus New Government Campus and the Ohio State University Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute. Recently completed notable projects include the award-winning Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center, the award-winning McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, the award-winning Grange Insurance Audubon Center, and the award-winning John R. Maloney Health and Wellness Center.
Corna Kokosing has been the general contractor for the project. A partner on the previous two phases of the CMA’s construction, Corna has long been a part of the Museum family and the Columbus community. The company has a history of being a loyal supporter of the arts and Mark Corna, president, has personally been a vital member of the Columbus arts community for many years. Corna is committed to improving their industry, community, and the environment. Not only have they constructed or renewed many of the landmark buildings in the area, but also they have become active participants in many charitable and cultural events that mark the fabric of our city.
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