Board of Regents Approves KSU Museum Expansion
The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approved
construction of Kennesaw State University’s $3 million,
9,200-square-foot Art Museum addition which will provide a
permanent facility to display the university’s growing and
diverse art collection. Construction could begin as early as
this summer and is expected to be completed in March 2013.
The newly expanded museum will also provide a center for
interdisciplinary research, and will serve as a cultural
resource for the community.
The university has nearly 1,000 pieces in its permanent art
collection, including pieces by Marc Chagall, Rembrandt Peale,
Viola Frey, Norman Rockwell, Howard Finster, Pierre-August
Renoir, Lamar Dodd, Thomas Hart Benton, Frederic Remington,
James Abbott McNeil Whistler and many others.
Other works in KSU’s permanent collection have not been publicly
displayed in many years because the university does not have
`ufficient exhibition space. For instance, `Jonathan and David`
(c. 1929), a painting by famed American painter N.C. Wyeth, has
rarely been seen.