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National Gallery of Art’s East Building renovation completes

Expect three new exhibitions during the public reopening this Friday

On September 30, the National Gallery of Art’s East Building will finally reopen after a three-year renovation.

According to WAMU, the renovation features more than 12,000 square feet of new exhibition space, a new elevator, new sets of stairs to every floor, and a 6,000-square-foot rooftop terrace. A new sculpture is also in the museum, called "Hahn/Cock," sculpted by German artist Katharina Fritsch and on loan from the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland.

Other highlights to look forward to include about 50 pieces from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, which the National Gallery of Art took ownership of. This haul includes works from artists that include Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso.

WAMU further reported that the public reopening will feature three new exhibits: "Photography Reinvented," "Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971," and a third show on conceptual artist Barbara Kruger.

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