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Corcoran Gallery Shelves Gehry-Designed Wing

The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. has shelved plans for a new $170 million Frank Gehry-designed wing due to stalled funds and internal changes. David C. Levy, museum director and president, resigned on May 23 under pressure from board members who said that faltering fundraising efforts for the 140,000-square-foot addition diverted resources from other priorities. The museum is now shifting its focus toward repairing its existing 108-year-old Beaux-Arts building. It will ask project donors to convert their gifts and pledges to the renovation effort. The Gehry wing could be revived if donors come up with $100 million, say museum officials.

Tony Illia

 

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