The John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts is one of the most recognized arts institutions in the country. And it eclipses all other institutions in the metro area. So in a move that will only make that eclipse larger, the center has announced that they will be rolling out a $100 million dollar expansion.
Similar to Ford's Theatre's expansion, the center will be expanding partly to have more space for their education initiatives. But there will be far more than that, including an outdoor performance space on the Potomac River, public gardens and performance viewing areas, and rehearsal spaces. All made possible by David M. Rubenstein's, Kennedy Center Chairman, fifty million dollar donation, and major fundraising efforts.
The designs are beautiful and ambitious, and will further set the Kennedy Center apart from the competition. A floating performance space may seem out there, a waste of funds, and a bit gaudy, but the arts are about creativity and out of the box thinking. D.C and the nation will be watching and waiting to see if this investment was worth it.
For more information visit the Kennedy Center website here.