By Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A Harlem museum limited for years by its decades-old building is getting a new home.

The New York Times reports ( ) officials are announcing plans Monday to construct a new $122 million building for the Studio Museum in Harlem. It’s home to artwork dedicated to black culture.

Thelma Golden, its curator, says the 47-year-old museum has outgrown the space.

It’s currently housed in a 1914 building that has air conditioners droning in galleries. Currently, the museum has to shut down when it changes exhibitions because it’s so disruptive to operations.

New York City is contributing $35.3 million to the project and the Ford Foundation is kicking in $3 million. The rest will be raised from other sources.

Construction is due to begin in 2017 and be completed by 2019.


Information from: The New York Times,

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