- Associated Press - Friday, November 12, 2010

BOSTON (AP) - Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has previewed a new wing that will feature more works of art from the Americas.

The museum on Friday gave museum members and the media a sneak peak of the new building that will house more than 5,000 pieces, ranging from pre-Colombian gold to abstract expressionist paintings.

Officials say the new wing will allow the MFA to more than double its collection of American work.

The art will be displayed on four floors in 53 galleries.

The museum will hold exclusive events all next week around the opening of the new wing, which will be open to the public Nov. 20.

Conservator Rhona MacBeth said the new wing will allow residents to see some American Revolution-era artwork that didn’t previously have space.


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