Cleveland Institute of Art proceeds with expansion

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Institute of Art is set to break ground next month for the second and final phase of a $63.5 million expansion and renovation project that began in 2009.

The first phase started with renovation of the art college’s Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1484Soc ) reports the final phase calls for a four-story addition to the McCullough Center. Groundbreaking for the second phase is scheduled June 26.

The art institute project will include a new, 300-seat theater for the Cinematheque, the city’s leading, nonprofit repertory movie theater. A new art gallery is also part of the project.

An expanded and unified art college is considered a key element in the $150-million-plus Uptown development, which includes the new Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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