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Asheville Art Museum to Open New and Expanded Facility This Summer

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — The Asheville Art Museum is scheduled to reopen this summer after a major renovation and expansion.

The new museum will combine historic and contemporary elements with renovation of existing museum space in its 1926 Pack Library building downtown and the construction of a state-of-the-art glass-fronted addition that provides a new front facade, entrance and plaza.

In total, more than 68,000 square feet is being preserved, renovated or rebuilt to provide new exhibition galleries, an education suite of classrooms and studios, expanded storage collection, a larger library, a new rooftop sculpture terrace and cafe, and critical upgrades to HVAC, lighting and technology systems.

The exterior will be sheathed in glass and lighted at night to illuminate Pack Square Park and the city center.