Museum of Art re-opens Feb. 2 with new improvements

DURHAM, NH –The Museum of Art closed on Oct. 17, 2016 for renovations and is now set to re- open Feb. 2, 2017. A reception to celebrate the renovations and the launching of two new exhibitions Momentum and Closer Readings: New Hampshire Writers Respond to Art isbeing held Feb. 2, 2017 from 6-8pm. The Museum of Art and its programs are open to the public free of charge.

The University of New Hampshire partnered with Charters Brothers to perform major accessibility upgrades to the Paul Creative Arts Center in Durham, NH. The Museum’s renovations included a LULA elevator, new stairwell, improvements to the gallery entrance and construction to extend the floor to make a larger landing that allows individuals in wheelchairs to access the elevator have taken place.

In addition to the LULA elevator in the museum, a second elevator is being added to the Paul Creative Art Centers Art Wing to allow access to the third floor. In addition, several bathrooms are also being renovated.

The Museum is excited to share this freshly renovated space and new exhibitions. Momentum, Works by the University’s Art and Art History Department Faculty will be on view until April 9, 2017 and Closer Readings: New Hampshire Writers Respond to Art will be on view until May 19, 2017. The Museum will be closed March 10-19 and April 10-20, 2017.

Image credit: Architect rendering renovation ground Floor, Museum of Art

Exhibitions and accompanying programs are supported by Friends of the Museum of Art and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Public Value Partnership Grant. The Museum of Art hours of operation during the academic year: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am-4 pm; Thursday, 10 am -8 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 pm; closed University holiday. Follow the Museum of Art on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #MOAUNH. The Museum will be closed March 10-19 and April 10-20, 2017. All ArtBreak programs are free and open to the public.

WRITTEN BY:
Sara Zela | Museum of Art | sara.zela@unh.edu | (603) 862-3713

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