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Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts breaks ground on new Sculpture Garden

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts started making way for the construction of a new Sculpture Garden on Wednesday.

The garden is a $3 million project on three acres of land that will grow out of the Lowder Gallery and the Artworks studios on the east side of the building.

It is one of the capstone events being held in conjunction with the celebration of the Museum's 25th anniversary.

"This space adds a whole new dimension to the museum, one like we've never been able to experience," said Barrie Harmon III, Board President. "A place for quiet contemplation, to enjoy the art, and a new venue for our special events."

The Garden will hosts temporary exhibitions featuring works by contemporary artists throughout the United States.

The Museum will also consider acquiring work that relates to the Museum's stellar permanent collection of American Art.

"This new gallery space will add even more vitality and beauty to our Museum and Park," said Mark M. Johnson, director of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. "We feel this venue will be an unparalleled addition to our cultural landscape and be a top destination for visitors, who will experience a three-dimensional sculpture in an ever-changing, natural setting." 

The first major step of the project is to build a service road that will create boundaries for the new Garden.

The entire project is anticipated to be complete in spring 2016.

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