HMN - 10/20/2008
Located at 1280 Fifth Avenue this will be the first new museum building built on New York's Museum Mile since the completion of The Guggenheim in 1959, the Museum for African Art's new building will encompass approximately 80,000 gross square feet with 16,000 square feet of exhibition space, dramatic event space, theatre, education center, library, classrooms, restaurant and gift shop.
The Museum for African Art and their development partner Brickman have broken ground on their mixed use project to include the Museum for African Art and a residential tower at 1280 Fifth Avenue on Museum Mile in New York City.
The project will stand at the northeast corner of Central Park at the beginning of Fifth Ave and 109th and 110th Streets.
The Museum for African Art has temporary offices in Long Island City, Queens and will be organizing exhibitions at various off-site venues in Manhattan and in other cities around the country during construction.