George J. Rosa III, Founder and President of Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography has announced that the museum will expand its exhibition, archive and exhibit preparation spaces in January 2008.
The new facilities, in the historic Crocker Bank Building at the entrance to the renaissance district of downtown Turners Falls, Massachusetts, will provide three new galleries, an exhibit mounting and framing area, staff quarters, a photographic book shop and an archive room for study of the museums permanent collection.
Paul Turnbull, Executive Director, says, "This expansion will more than double our current exhibition capabilities, allowing us to show an even greater range of contemporary photography. We'll also be able to feature vibrant and significant work by photographers young in their careers, students, and other underrepresented artists, as well as theme and group exhibitions."
Mr. Rosa plans to devote the next six months to remodeling the lower floor of the 1860's's building for museum uses, aiming for a post-New Year grand opening. He says, "This undertaking is one of the most exciting and rewarding ventures of my life. It allows me to give even greater recognition to the important role that photography and photographers play in our daily lives. And, I believe it will be good for the greater Turners Falls community that has been so kind to me for so many years."
Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography is located at 85 Avenue A, downtown Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Regular museum hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
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