Carolyn Mary Kleefeld | Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Gallery

California State University, Long Beach

A project to more than double the exhibition space and add state-of-the-art supporting functions at the Kleefeld, as some at Cal State Long Beach call it, is nearly complete after 18 months of construction.

Art pieces are being hung in one last gallery as the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum prepares for a soft opening later this week.

A project to more than double the exhibition space and add state-of-the-art supporting functions at the Kleefeld, as some at California State University, Long Beach call it, is nearly complete after 18 months of construction. The work is part of a $24 million renovation that includes upgrades to the Steve and Nini Horn Center and landscaping around the building that includes multiple sculpture installations.

“We’ve suffered from some supply-chain issues, like everyone,” museum spokeswoman Amanda Fruta said, “but we’re opening essentially on time. Some of the smaller things aren’t done yet, but we’re ready for the public.”

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Original Article from Grunion Gazette and printed in Press-Telegram
By By Harry Saltzgaver