OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Rosemary Roosa and her staff at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs are awaiting the completion of the museum's $750,000 expansion project.
Roosa, the museum's executive director, says the end of January is the deadline.
Groundbreaking on the project was in July.
The project is being paid for through a $700,000 federal grant and $18,000 from Jackson County. The remaining cost will be absorbed by the museum.
The Mississippi Press reports that the expansion will add some 1,800 square feet of space to the museum, including a new entrance, gift shop area and two new galleries.
The museum opened its doors in May of 1991. It is located next to the city's community center where the walls contain murals by Walter Anderson.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)