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Harn’s new wing includes art spanning thousands of years


The Harn Museum of Art opens the 26,000-square-foot Cofrin Asian art wing to the public on March 31, 2012. The new Asian art wing triples the space the museum has dedicated to Asian art, and makes it one of the leading university-based centers for the study and preservation of Asian art in the Southeast. The galleries are dedicated to art from China, India, Japan, Korea, and South and Southeast Asia, and feature masterpieces from the Neolithic period to the present day. The new wing, which also features two newly created Asian-inspired gardens, is named for the late Dr. David A. Cofrin, a founding supporter of the Harn and noted Asian art collector.