Chazen Museum of Art

Expansion Opening

You're Invited! Chazen Museum of Art Expansion Opening

Since 1970, thanks to generous donors, the Chazen’s collection has grown from approximately 1,500 to more than 20,000 artworks. This October, we celebrate the opening of a much-anticipated, much-needed expansion.

The expansion, a beautiful work of art in its own right, helps the museum share more of its collection with you and present more enriching programs to the community. Works long in storage and new acquisitions will be put on view, along with donations and loans made in honor of the new building. Three important temporary exhibitions will also be presented.

We are delighted to open our new doors to all. Please join us opening weekend, October 22 and 23.


Free Public Activities

Free Public Activities
Drama Queens | Latino Arts Strings | Lane Collection
Saturday, October 22, 12-5 p.m.
  • 12 p.m. – Ceremonial door opening followed by a dance performance by Mark Denning
  • 1:30 p.m. – Screening of Drama Queens, the video of a play by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, in which sculptures by famous twentieth-century artists converse. This is a rare opportunity to see an art video from the permanent collection. Made in Germany, 2007, 42 minutes
  • 2:30–3 p.m. – Performance by Latino Arts Strings
  • 3:30 p.m. – Screening of Drama Queens
Sunday, October 23 12-5 p.m.
  • 12 p.m. – Performance by bagpipers Tom Greenhalgh and Sean Michael Dargan
  • 12:30–2 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen wtih Pro Arte Quartet
  • 1:30 p.m. – Screening of Drama Queens
  • 2:30–3 p.m. – Performance by the Mount Zion Choir
  • 3:30 p.m. – Screening of Drama Queens

Both Days

  • Forty-Minute Tours – Docents highlight the expansion and collections in the new galleries. Tours meet in the main lobby every 15 minutes from 12:30–1:30 p.m. and 3:15–4 p.m.
  • "The Chazen Dozen" Scavenger Hunt – Explore the museum's artworks and learn fun facts. Information will be available in the main lobby during the open house. Docents will be in individual galleries to assist.

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Additional Information

Building Expansion InformationMuseum Updates

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