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Architectural rendering by Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects of the new Alfond-Lunder Pavilion, a major addition to the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. The grand opening is set for July 14, 2013. Image courtesy of Colby College.

Colby College to reopen revamped art museum

Architectural rendering by Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects of the new Alfond-Lunder Pavilion, a major addition to the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. The grand opening is set for July 14, 2013. Image courtesy of Colby College.
Architectural rendering by Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects of the new Alfond-Lunder Pavilion, a major addition to the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. The grand opening is set for July 14, 2013. Image courtesy of Colby College.

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) – The gleaming glass building of the Colby College Museum of Art not only stands out on campus among the red brick, Georgian-style classrooms and dormitories but now also stands out across Maine.

A new addition means the museum now has 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, the largest in the state. The museum’s more than 8,000 works will be on display when it reopens to the public July 14 after more than a year of renovations.

The new pavilion adds about 10,000 square feet of exhibition space to its four wings and serves as the new entrance for visitors.

Organizers hope that the revamped museum will put Maine on the map as a destination for art lovers across the country.

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Architectural rendering by Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects of the new Alfond-Lunder Pavilion, a major addition to the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. The grand opening is set for July 14, 2013. Image courtesy of Colby College.
Architectural rendering by Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects of the new Alfond-Lunder Pavilion, a major addition to the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. The grand opening is set for July 14, 2013. Image courtesy of Colby College.