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HMA Receives $75,000 from City of Huntington

The Huntington Museum of Art is pleased to announce an award of $75,000 from the City of Huntington and the Huntington Mayor’s Council for the Arts, supported by Mayor Steve Williams and approved by Huntington City Council. This generous donation will fund the Free Tuesday program at HMA for the next year in addition to providing general operating support.

“In this challenging time for fundraising, this gift of $75,000 from the City of Huntington and the Mayor’s Council for the Arts makes a tremendous and positive impact on our ability to continue to offer free Tuesday admission and pay for the expense of operating the Museum,” said HMA Director of Development Jennifer Wheeler. “We are absolutely thrilled to continue our Free Tuesday program with this support.”

On what has become its busiest day of the week, HMA offers free general admission on Tuesdays with hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free Tuesdays at HMA are generously presented by the City of Huntington Mayor’s Council for the Arts.

“The arts have been woven into our community fabric for decades. The Huntington Museum of Art is an acknowledged gem in the crown of our Jewel City,” Mayor Williams said. “It has a national profile that boosts Huntington’s reputation as an artistic leader. The arts stimulate our curiosities and allow us to view our world from different perspectives. For these reasons, I believe it is imperative that the City of Huntington and Huntington Mayor’s Council for the Arts financially support the Museum so it can be enjoyed by everyone in our community.”

The gift from the City of Huntington and the Mayor’s Council for the Arts will help HMA highlight the 4th Tuesday Tour Series at HMA, in which a guided tour, guest speaker or other special event takes place on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Mayor Williams plans to attend the “HMA Block Party: Where Art Comes to Life,” which is this month’s 4th Tuesday Tour event taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 27.

“Tuesdays account for about one third of our average weekly attendance,” said HMA Executive Director Geoffrey K. Fleming. “Typically, between four and five thousand people visit HMA on Tuesdays throughout the year. We are extremely grateful for this $75,000 donation and the support for our popular Free Tuesday program.”

For more information on exhibits and events at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701.

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