The Burchfield Penney's East Gallery is the museum's largest, and one of the largest gallery spaces in the Northeastern United States, measuring 148 by 48 feet with a ceiling height of 28 feet, a total of 6,700 sqare feet. Designed for flexibility, the East Gallery can be filled with natural light (if an exhibition permits it) or completely free of light when nesessary for the preservation of artwork. The ceiling height and construction specifications allow for objects of extreme weight to be suspended above the gallery floor, and the room is often subdivided into smaller spaces using temporary walls.
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The Burchfield Penney Art Center, designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, opened in November 2008.