Rose reopens after major renovation

Broad $1.7 million renovation project has been completed


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The original building of the Rose Art Museum has undergone major renovations over the summer and early autumn. The $1.7 million project was completed in time for the Oct. 27 reopening and celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary.

A wide range of changes were made to the main entrance and the immediately adjacent gallery to enhance the appearance of the building, make it more energy efficient and create a better physical environment for works of art. These included replacement of the front curtain wall with energy-efficient glass, creation of a vestibule area to better maintain stable interior temperatures, relocation of the reception desk, installation of a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, removal of the pond on the lower level, installation of new railing around the main staircase and installation of new ceilings, floors and LED lighting systems.