Athens, Ga. – The National Endowment for the Humanities chairman, Bruce Cole, will announce a $750,000 challenge grant awarded to the Georgia Museum of Art to construct its Phase II expansion and new Study Centers in the Humanities on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in the museum lobby. The GMOA is located at 90 Carlton St. on the University of Georgia campus in Athens.
The grant will fund the construction of the Pierre Daura Center for the Study of European Art, the Jacob Burns Foundation Center, and the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of Decorative Arts. These study centers will enable further research and expand the museum’s ability to serve the students, faculty and researchers that make up a large part of its patronage.
The study centers are a major component of the $20 million Phase II expansion. The plans also include expansion to the museum’s fine art library, a classroom, conference room and gallery space to display exhibitions and works related to the research centers.
The NEH challenged the Georgia Museum of Art to raise $2,250,000 in matching funds. The museum, which serves as both the state museum of Georgia and an academic unit of the University of Georgia, met the challenge with a final total of $2.5 million in private contributions.
For more information on the GMOA, see http://www.uga.edu/gamuseum/index.html.
For more information on NEH, see www.neh.gov.