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Indiana University Art Museum Prepares For Renovation

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The museum's building was designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei. Construction began in 1978.

The director of an art museum at Indiana University says its lengthy, $30 million renovation will make the building much more engaging for visitors.

The Herald-Times reports the museum is expected to close to the public for renovations May 14. The target for reopening the museum is the fall semester of 2019.

Eskenazi Museum of Art director David Brenneman says the renovation is necessary not only because the building is old but also because it’s extraordinary for a small Midwestern city to have a museum with such an extensive collection.

The monumental task of moving the museum’s collection out of the building has already begun.

The museum’s building was designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei. Construction began in 1978, and it was completed in 1982 after opening in stages.

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