Prestigious Hearst Foundation Awards The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts $80,000 Grant | Arts & Culture
Montgomery, AL — Barrie Harmon, President of The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, announced today that the Hearst Foundation awarded an $80,000 grant to The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Museum Director Mark Johnson said, “The Hearst Foundation, located in New York City, is a national philanthropic resource for organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social service. Their goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives. After visiting the Museum over the last several months, the Foundation awarded the grant to help expand existing programs and create new ones.”
Johnson explained the grant will be used specifically for the following:
• To help improve existing education programs such as school tours and Art in the Afternoon, a program for at-risk youth
• To encourage expanded participation and growth of newly implemented Teen Council and Junior Curators program
• To offer artist residencies to Montgomery school classrooms where the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts will professionally train teachers to teach about visual art and works in the Museum’s permanent collection.
• To implement Visual Thinking Strategy programs to be taught at a state-wide educator symposium held at the Museum.
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free and donations are welcome. For more information, call the MMFA at 334.240.4333 or visit the website at www.mmfa.org.
The MMFA, a department of the City of Montgomery, is supported by funds from the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association. Programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Information Source: MMFA
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