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The Museum at Bethel Woods

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Status: Complete

Part of the new Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, The Museum at Bethel Woods expresses a strong sense of place and complements the rural character of the iconic site.  The 40,000 sf structure, built of locally-quarried stone, copper, and an innovative laminated wood structure, includes a 10,000 sf Main Exhibit Gallery, 6,000 sf Special Exhibit Gallery, a 130 seat  Museum Theater, Museum Shop, two classrooms, and a 4,500 sf Events Gallery.  An immersive environment tells the story of the 1969 festival its context and its cultural significance through dramatic imagery, audio-visual technology and interactive exhibits.