Monday, September 10, 2012

State commission awards $2.1M for Art Museum, Art Academy

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission (OCFC) approved $2.1 million for two Cincinnati projects at its quarterly meeting last Wednesday.

The Cincinnati Art Museum will receive $1.5 million in state appropriations for its $11.1 million renovation project. The project will centralize the administrative offices and meeting rooms on the first and second floors and add a terrace and public access library on the third floor former Art Academy building, as well as renovate the basement of the museum's Emery Wing to accommodate library archives.

Additionally, the Art Academy of Cincinnati will receive $600,000 as a reimbursement for its 2007 acquisition of its 1201 Walnut Street building, which houses its metal and sculpture studio and student work spaces. The school has invested more than $12 million in its Over-the-Rhine buildings.

Since 1988, OCFC has disbursed more than $490 is state capital funds appropriated to nonprofit groups and local governments to support Ohio's theaters, museums, historical sites, and publicly-owned professional sports stadiums.

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