NC Museum of Art acquires 'The Thinker'

Journalists take a look at the sculpture " The Thinker " by French artist Auguste Rodin during the press preview of " The Master Sculptor Rodin in Istanbul" exhibition at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, June 12, 2006. The Rodin exhibition starts from June 13, 2006 and comprises 203 artworks selected from the collection of the Rodin Museum in Paris (AP Photo/Osman Orsal)

March 16, 2010 3:48:04 AM PDT
The North Carolina Museum of Art will have nearly 200 new acquisitions when it reopens next month.

Workers are in the process of wrapping up a three-year expansion project. The center piece of the expansion is a new 127,000 sq. ft. building.

Highlights of the new exhibits include 28 sculptures by French artist Auguste Rodin.

Last week, workers put in place a cast of one of the artist's more famous sculptures, "The Thinker." The museum reopens on April 24.

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