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Cleveland Museum of Art Marks Another Project Milestone

CLEVELAND (AP).- The Cleveland Museum of Art has given some of its prized treasures more elbow room to show off. Galleries housing Egyptian, Greek, Roman, early Christian, Byzantine and African art open Saturday. The new space marks another milestone in an eight-year, $350 million expansion and renovation that began in 2005. The museum’s iconic 1916 neoclassical building holds items spanning 5,000 years. The galleries highlighting art from ancient Greece to the Medieval era surround those with Egyptian and African art. Mary Lindsey Swaney, 56, of Mentor, got a sneak preview Friday and was impressed. “I could spend all day here,” she said. “It’s beautiful. It’s amazing. I think it’s awesome.” It also has a different look, with some early visitors thinking the collection had changed. While the collection