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Columbus Museum of Art Debuting Expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Museum of Art announced the public opening of its new 50,000 square foot wing will be Sunday, October 25 at 10 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 distinctive 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. 

Two special exhibitions will mark the opening of the new wing. Keeping Pace: Eva Glimcher and Pace/Columbus will be on view through January 17, 2016. The exhibition will focus on the impact that Pace Gallery had on the Columbus arts community. Pace, founded by Arne Glimcher in 1960, is today an important contemporary art gallery with eight locations in New York, London, Beijing and Hong Kong. Between 1965 and 1982 there was also Pace/Columbus, run by the charismatic gallerist Eva Glimcher. Situated on Broad Street just blocks from the Columbus Museum of Art, Pace held a series of exhibitions by significant contemporary artists, and had a strong impact on the appreciation of, and support for, art in the city. Keeping Pace looks back at this history, focusing on the work of six artists who showed at Pace/Columbus: Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Louise Nevelson, Lucas Samaras, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol.

Imperfections By Chance: Paul Feeley Retrospective, on view through January 10, 2016, explores the legacy of the modernist artist Paul Feeley (1910-1966), whose paintings and sculptures are characterized by bright colors and undulating forms that are often poised between representation and abstraction. Imperfections by Chance is the first major retrospective of Feeley’s work since 1968.