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New Mexico Museum of Art to add a new Contemporary Museum

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The New Mexico Museum will celebrate its 100th anniversary later this year, with a new Contemporary Museum that it is hoped will bring ‘huge’ economic benefits to the state. 

The new annex is to be located a few blocks away from the existing New Mexico Museum of Art which was built over 100 years ago.

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The Kansas City Star reports that Albuquerque-based architectural firm DNCA + StudioGP has been chosen to design the transformation of a former state records building into a contemporary art space.

‘Huge’ economic benefits have been cited for the new Contemporary Museum.  According to Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Dan Perry these include $100 million in new wages, and a further $90 million in new taxes which will go to the state and city.

The Contemporary Museum is expected to open in 2020.

Images courtesy of the New Mexico Museum of Art.

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