Phoenix Art Museum receives $1 million grant from Men’s Arts Council

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The Phoenix Art Museum has received a generous donation from a local non-profit organization, which will help provide access, education, engagement, and technology infrastructure for art in the Valley.

On Friday, the Men’s Arts Council (MAC) presented the Phoenix Art Museum with a check for $1 million, the largest single donation in the association’s more than 55-year history. “We are honored to commit this substantial donation to continue our ongoing relationship with the Museum and to support the arts in the Greater Phoenix area as a whole,” said Joel Coen, President of the Men’s Arts Council.

MAC is an organization with philanthropists dedicated to supporting the museum’s community outreach program. The grant will benefit the museum’s education efforts, fund new technology updates, and create new access programs, including free quarterly family days and free admission for Maricopa Community College District students.

“This donation will allow the museum to not only rebuild its public program offerings impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but to increase access to visual arts and arts education for our community, removing economic barriers to a when it is most crucial for Arizona families,” said museum director Sybil Harrington and CEOWe.

The grant will also fund the position of Associate Curator of Education at the museum, who will be responsible for designing arts education programs for the public. The donation also supports the return of PhxArt Amplified, the museum’s popular weekend music festival.

The Phoenix Art Museum will soon announce dates for its new quarterly Family Days and upcoming Amplified event. Additionally, free admission for Maricopa Community College District students will begin October 1, 2022.

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