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1:22 p.m. August 7, 2013
Knoxville Museum of Art closing temporarily for renovations

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Artist rendering of the North Garden and West Plaza, North Garden entrance plaza, viewing southeast upon completion of renovations at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

KNOXVILLE – As a reminder, the Knoxville Museum of Art will close for renovations on Monday, August 26, 2013. The museum will reopen in time for the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition on November 29, 2013.

“These are exciting times for the KMA as well as for Knoxville and East Tennessee,” said KMA Executive Director David Butler. “While we would rather not close our doors to the public at any time, what they will see when we reopen will be well worth the inconvenience.”

Exterior cleaning and repairs began in January, but regular museum operations were not affected. Now the work has moved inside and includes installing new floors, upgrading bathrooms, renovating the catering kitchen, painting, and installing new lighting. In addition, the North Garden will be regraded, terraced, and landscaped. Exterior and interior renovations and improvements will get the museum ready for the unveiling of Richard Jolley’s monumental glass and steel sculpture Cycle of Life in early May 2014.

Published August 7, 2013

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