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Chazen Celebrates Major Milestone in Machado and Silvetti Expansion

MADISON, WI.- This fall, the Chazen Museum of Art celebrates a major milestone in its expansion with the completion of the new building’s external construction. The program will more than double the gallery space for the presentation of the Museum’s collection—as well as a dynamic roster of temporary exhibitions—when it opens in October 2011. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates, the $43 million addition, on a site adjacent to the current facility, will enhance and pay homage to the Museum’s original Harry Weese–designed building. The two structures, connected via a gallery bridge, will frame a section of a new north-south pedestrian mall running through the heart of the university’s east campus, strengthening the Museum’s role as a hub for the arts on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus and a leading regional art museum. The expansion of the Museum, which is home to a collection of more than 19,000 works, will