The Portland Art Museum has just announced that the
rental sales gallery
is finally leaving the Goodman Gallery space on the
main floor of the museum's Belluschi wing. Hot Damn! I've known about this for
a long time and you gotta know the curatorial department had to be thrilled
when one of the best gallery spaces in the museum became a shop. Museum stores
should not occupy exhibition spaces and this stay tarried too long after the
completion of the Mark building.
That said it will be used as an orientation space for group tours in the short
term. Grumble, grumble... still all will be forgiven though if a nice (long overdue) large-scale
contemporary exhibition follows this short term situation.
The rental sales gallery will have its new home in the nearby Elliot tower
and will have a special grand reopening on Dec 1st.
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