Cleveland Museum of Art receives $7.5 million for renovation and expansion project
August 27, 2012
The Cleveland Museum of Art recently received $7.5 million from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation to bolster its renovation and expansion project. The gift will help the museum reach its fundraising goals for the initiative, which is expected to be finished in 2013.
In honor of the generous gift, the Cleveland Museum of Art is naming one of its most popular exhibits - a room that contains approximately 400 pieces of armor - after the philanthropists. From now on, the collection, which includes 16th century swords, chain mail and suits of armor, will be known as the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Armor Court.
"This gallery welcomes and delights everyone from young children on field trips to seniors and is one of Clevelanders' most treasured spaces," said Morton Mandel, chairman of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation.
"The Mandel family's commitment to philanthropy in Cleveland is truly remarkable," said David Franklin, Sarah S. and Alexander M. Cutler director of the Cleveland Museum of Art . "This gift represents a significant milestone in their ongoing support of the museum."
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