RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Museum of Art's new building is a marriage of light and white that museum officials say shows off the art to its best advantage.
The 127,000-square-foot expansion opens to the public April 24, but reporters got to see the approximately 750 works in their new home Tuesday.
The design allows the sun to shine through in a way that designers say has never been seen in a museum, where art works typically are protected from light. The design includes protective elements such as ultraviolet filters, louvers and three layers of curtains. Sensors tell shades to drop when the sunlight is too bright.
The walls and ceilings are all white, except for one small corner where the artist insisted on light blue for her installation.
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