Colby College Sets Opening for $15M Museum Expansion, Which Will Make it Maine’s Biggest

Yale and Dartmouth aren’t the only New England university expanding their visual art venues: In Waterville, Maine, Colby College Museum of Art will open its new $15-million Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion (rendered above, with Sol LeWitt‘s “Wall Drawing #559″) on July 13, 2013, making it the state’s largest museum, the AP reports.

The glass-walled 26,000-square-foot addition, with its 10,000 square feet of gallery space, brings the museum’s total exhibition space to more than 35,000 square feet. The pavilion’s inaugural exhibition will mark the debut of works donated to the museum by Peter and Paula Lunder, which are valued at over $100 million, and include pieces by Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

The Lunder donation brings the museum’s total permanent collection holdings to 8,000 pieces.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Image via Colby College Museum of Art/Facebook.)