$320M capital campaign complete for Ohio art museum

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Posted: Oct 24, 2016 6:10 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio art museum says it has completed a $320 million capital campaign that paid for its years long expansion from 389,000 square feet to 588,000 square feet.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports (http://bit.ly/2f7r14L ) the Cleveland Museum of Art made the announcement on Saturday at its "CMA X 100" Centennial Celebration.

Top gifts included $25 million from the John Huntington Art & Polytechnic Trust and $22.5 million from the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Museum trustees gave $122 million.

Officials say the museum can focus now on exhibitions and educational programs, instead of construction.

Upcoming exhibit projects for 2017 and 2018 include shows on the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Alex Katz.

Officials say the museum will soon begin a new long-term strategic plan.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com