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New wing to open at the MFA in Boston

on Monday,November 08,2010 20:11

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Art of the Americas has always been sparse at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston, but on November 20, a new wing will open in honor of the genre. Along with a new courtyard, the it will display more than 5,000 pieces that were created in North, South and Central America.

The wing was designed by Foster + Partners, according to the World Interior Design Network. All of the art will be placed in chronological order throughout four floors. Pieces that were previously unable to be displayed due to their large size now have a new home as well. The design includes 53 galleries and nine period rooms.

The structure of the wing is similar to the Reichstag and the Great Court at the British Museum. The interior designers combined modern and classic style elements to create mobile, accessible space that can be expanded upon in the future. Nearby roadways, parking areas and landscapes were enhanced to make visiting the museum more enjoyable as well.

Interior design jobs are predicted to increase by 19 percent over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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