Thursday, June 29, 2006
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open its new building June 16, 2007, it was announced Wednesday.
The 165,000-square-foot Bloch Building is part of the museum's $200 million expansion and renovation project. It will increase the Nelson's space by 70 percent.
Two inaugural exhibits will open along with the new building, a collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works by Monet, Matisse, van Gogh and others; and a sampling of some 250 pieces from the newly acquired Hallmark Photographic Collection.