The dramatic renovation of the East Wing Lobby and Zamoiski Entrance really began when the stairs were turned into rubble during the demolition in October. An elegant new lobby will reopen next fall with a staircase on the right and a redesigned BMA Shop.
The BMA discovered a lot more space when the walls and other architectural details were removed from the former African, Ancient American, and Pacific Island galleries. An exciting new interactive gallery will open here in 2015.
The majestic columns in the center of the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing are surrounded by scaffolding so that the construction team can paint the ceiling and restore the original 1929 chandeliers.
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