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JASON STEUBER: The expansion is, uh, 26,000 square feet. We had just about, between 6,000
and 7,000 square feet for galleries which means, uh, four times as much as we used to
REBECCA NAGY: It's thrilling to see it all coming together. The process of selecting
and planning the art for the installations has been going on for months, needless to
say. And probably years in the mind of the curators as they thought ahead to the new
space. But you never really know how works of art are going to fit into a space until
you're in the process of installing.
BRANDON TINCKHAM: As we complete the building, um, often times we're literally sweeping up
and walking out the backdoor as the owner is moving in the front door with their furniture.
Um, that didn't happen in this case because there was a lot of care taken to let the building
acclimate for a period of time before they put artwork in.
JASON STEUBER: When you walk through the existing Harn and you come here, you see uh, a great
engagement already with the, the outdoors. Especially being here in Florida. In every
of the galleries you're always not too many, uh, steps away from a window to, to engage
the natural world. For the students it's a great new opportunity we have an expanded
laboratory and I think it's a great new resource for them.
REBECCA NAGY: We really owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our founding donors. Several
years before he passed away, Dr. David Cofrin and his wife Mary Ann committed the money
to build this new Asian art wing. He was very much apart of that process and we feel his
spirit here everyday. And we say many times every day, Dr. Cofrin would love this.