For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2015
Nancy Colvin, 614.629.0303
JPMorgan Chase makes catalytic $1 million donation to support museum’s expansion and growth
(Columbus, OH) – The Columbus Museum of Art has received a $1 million donation from JPMorgan Chase & Co. in support of the Museum’s renovation and expansion. The gift will honor the late Bank One Corp. patriarch John G. McCoy, whose family has provided generous support to the Museum for decades.
“JPMorgan Chase, and its predecessor Bank One, have supported the Museum for as long as they’ve been part of the community,” said Nannette V. Maciejunes, CMA Executive Director. “Their support has been key to the development of many of our learning initiatives. We’ve been fortunate to have them as partners as we pursue our shared vision for the development of programs that promote critical thinking and 21st-century leadership skills.”
In addition to providing financial and volunteer support, JPMorgan Chase also donated a significant work from its corporate art collection to CMA. Columbus artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s sculpture John T. Ward Transporting Fugitives in Columbus, Ohio to Freedom, 1800s is a showcase piece of Robinson’s work.
“The Columbus Museum of Art is a landmark and a true point of pride for our community,” said Jim Malz, Ohio market president at JPMorgan Chase. “It’s wonderful to honor Mr. McCoy’s legacy of leadership and generosity by providing this critical support for the Museum’s future.”
The JPMorgan Chase gift is an important catalyst to help the Museum reach its fundraising goal to support its expansion. The Museum’s new wing is scheduled to open in the fall.
The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Henry D. and Carol B. Clark, Hermann Vorys, Fred Sands Family, Sayre Charitable, and James W. Overstreet funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and until 8:30 pm every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Museum admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members, children 5 and younger. Admission is free for all on Sundays. CMA Free Sundays presented by Arts Alive is made possible through a grant from PNC Foundation. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit www.columbusmuseum.org.
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