RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Museum of Art is temporarily closing.
The museum will shut its doors starting Monday to allow for almost an $84 million renovation and construction project that includes a new building.
The museum will reopen in April in its new, 127,000-square-foot home designed to allow in natural light to keep energy costs down but protect the work from being damaged.
In between, the museum will hold lectures, concerts and other programs on its own property and at other locations.
A grand opening to celebrate the expansion is scheduled for next April.