Athol Daily News – Worcester Art Museum receives $10 million donation – Google Alerts

Published: 7/22/2019 9:40:17 PM

WORCESTER —The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) today announced that it has received a $10 million gift from the C. Jean & Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation — the largest single donation in WAM’s history. This contribution follows the Foundation’s $4 million endowment gift and naming of WAM’s directorship in 2015, and continues Jean McDonough’s lifelong support of the Museum with a gift targeted at supporting both the Museum’s near-term needs and its long-term financial health.

“The Worcester Art Museum is a tremendous resource for culture and education for people throughout New England, and an institution greatly deserving all of our support,” said Neil McDonough. “With my mother’s gift, we see an opportunity to strengthen the Museum’s current operations, encourage growth of the endowment, and support its ambitious plans for the future.”

The Worcester Art Museum, located at 55 Salisbury St., is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and the third Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults, $6 for children 4-17, $14 for seniors 65+ and for college students with ID.

Admission is free for museum members and children under age four. On the first Sunday of each month, admission is free for everyone. Museum parking is free.

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