‘Scaling up,’ Arlington Museum of Artwork relocating to metropolis’s leisure district

    ‘Scaling up,’ Arlington Museum of Artwork relocating to metropolis’s leisure district

    ARLINGTON (CBSNewsTexas) – After three many years, the Arlington Museum of Artwork is relocating. 

    ‘Scaling up,’ Arlington Museum of Artwork relocating to metropolis’s leisure district
    These renderings present what the brand new Part II enhancements for the museum might seem like.

    Metropolis of Arlington

    It is transferring out of downtown to Esports Stadium Arlington and Expo Middle at 1200 Ballpark Method by an settlement permitted by the town council on April 11. 

    “In the previous few years, the Arlington Museum of Artwork has honed its expertise as a museum that by no means stands nonetheless,” mentioned Chris Hightower, President and CEO of the Arlington Museum of Artwork. “Each three to 4 months, we rework our whole house with fully new artwork exhibitions. Now we have now a chance to scale manner up.”

    The museum agreed to pay $2.9 million to transform house for large-scale and immersive displays. The town will shell out $1.9 million for enhancements to the surface of the constructing and a shared hall. 

    Moreover, the particular use settlement will present the museum with 48,000 sq. ft of versatile house contained in the Expo Middle. That is in comparison with the 5,500 sq. ft out there in its present house; a repurposed retailer constructed within the Fifties.

    “The brand new AMA footprint might be eight instances bigger than our present one,” Hightower mentioned, “permitting us to mix conventional, immersive, interactive and evolving artwork types in methods that may encourage, entertain, have interaction and replicate our group and our world.”

    In a information launch, a spokesperson for the museum mentioned the transfer goals to draw extra artwork lovers and higher-profile exhibitions, together with immersive displays. The bigger, extra versatile house will permit it to accommodate a greater diversity of displays and academic choices, officers mentioned. 

    “The momentum we have now seen in Arlington’s Leisure District during the last 5 years has been unbelievable, which is without doubt one of the major causes that is such a terrific match for the Arlington Museum of Artwork,” mentioned Jay Warren, board chair for the museum. “There’s a nice synergy right here. The museum might be in a better visibility location to draw extra guests which can allow us to usher in increased caliber displays. On the identical time, the Museum’s programming will provide Arlington’s guests with another choice, increasing The District’s choices.”

    The museum’s relocation is slated for completion in early 2024.