The Georgia Museum of Art to Reopen with Weeklong Celebration in January 2011

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ATHENS, GA.- The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will reopen with a weeklong celebration, Art Expands, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5. The museum has been closed since March 2009 for construction on its Phase II expansion and renovation project. GMOA broke ground on its expansion in 2009, after raising $20 million in private support to fund the entirety of construction. The addition to the existing facility will include more than 16,000 square feet in new galleries, an outdoor sculpture garden, expanded lobby and additional storage space. The new gallery space will allow for continual viewing of the museum’s permanent collection. Another major addition to GMOA will be the Study Centers in the Humanities. Partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the centers will contain archives from the museum’s collections and consist of the C.L.