Cornell Art Museum gets $1 million makeover, including redesigned museum store
A schoolhouse-turned-art museum in Delray Beach, Florida, is getting a $1 million makeover thanks to a donation from local philanthropist Mary Blume, reported the Delray Newspaper.
Among the structural and aesthetic improvements, the renovation includes a redesign of the museum’s gift store with “new cabinetry and pictures to better display local art,” wrote Marisa Herman of the Delray Newspaper.
Blume said the staff’s energy and willingness to try new things were reasons why she chose to fund the project.
“Our major goal was to simplify it,” Blume told the Newspaper. “It’s going to be a place where art is going to be a big attraction. It is something to be proud of.”
The Cornell Art Museum is part of the Old School Square cultural center, which also includes a theater, field house and creative arts school. The museum is housed in what was once an elementary school. The building is more than 100 years old.