Created on Saturday, 26 January 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Museum of Art in central Ohio expects to break ground this spring for a $37.6 million expansion project.
Museum officials presented renderings of the project to the Columbus Downtown Commission this week.
WBNS-TV in Columbus reports the expansion will add 50,000 square feet to the building's east end and include renovation of one wing and a lobby.
The addition will be used for special events. It also will feature a full-service restaurant and more space for the museum's permanent collection.
Museum officials say that money raised through a capital endowment program will pay for the expansion.
The project is the third and final phase of a multi-year expansion plan.