MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for The Muskegon Museum of Art’s $11.2 million expansion project.
The event is scheduled Saturday, according to the museum in western Michigan. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2024 and will include galleries, classrooms, a rooftop terrace and a public plaza.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says
The expansion also will feature space for the works of women artists. Collectors Steven Alan Bennett and Elaine Melotti Schmidt have donated $1.5 million toward the expansion and more than 150 works of art created by women to the museum.READ MORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights
The Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation and city of Muskegon also donated $1 million each to the expansion.
The museum opened in 1912 and has more than 5,000 pieces in its collection.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Abortions Are Still Legal In Michigan
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