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Big grant for Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

MONTGOMERY, AL - The Directors of the Henry Luce Foundation have awarded a one-time $75,000 grant to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association through the American Art Renewal Fund to help fund on-going American art programming.

The grant is a very prestigious one in that only 90 institutions from across the country were invited by the Foundation to apply. Of those 90 Museums, only 30 elite institutions were awarded grants by the Foundation.

The Henry Luce Foundation developed the American Art Renewal Fund to respond to the economic downturn and the current need to strengthen American art activities in the nation's museums. Since it's inception in 1982, the Henry Luce Foundation's American Art Program has provided more than $130 million to support scholarly studies and awareness of American art at some 250 museums, universities and service organizations across the country and internationally.

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: The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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