The Baltimore Museum of Art is opening a new education center this weekend. On Tuesday, the museum announced a major donation that funded the area.
Patricia and Mark Joseph gave $3 million toward the 5,500 square-foot area, which will include a gallery featuring selections from the BMA collection, a studio for art-making, an entrance specifically for school groups and common area that highlights the “voices and creativity of the Baltimore community,” according to the museum’s announcement.
Of the gift, $1.5 million will go toward construction. The other half will be used to establish an endowment to support programming. Mark Joseph, founder of development firm The Shelter Group, and Patricia Joseph is a former dean at Stevenson University.
“This transformative gift not only supports the development of the actual spaces in the Joseph Center, but also ensures that financial resources will be available to activate the center year after year through a wide range of programming designed to attract audiences of all ages,” said BMA Board of Trustees Chair Clair Zamoiski Segal.
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