The New Britain Museum of American Art’s second expansion in less than ten years opens to the public on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The 17,346 sq. ft. Art & Education addition to the Chase Family Building provides seven more galleries and two smaller exhibit areas, and three spacious multi-sized art studios replacing one. The $22 million project also includes acquisition of contiguous property, construction of more parking, and endowment growth. Organizational partners for the project were Ann Beha Architects, Boston, MA, and New Britain’s own Downes Construction Company, designer and builders of the 2006 expansion that realized the Chase Family Building and renovation of the Landers House. That award-winning project won the Boston Society of Architects Award for Design and the American Institute of Architects: New England Merit Award for Design Excellence. Trustee and architect

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