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 ( ) 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.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,

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