Education, inspiration and revitalization: these are the goals behind a $50,000 challenge grant from the Hutson-Wiley and Echevarria Foundation to benefit the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. The grant matches contributions to the museum’s Exhibitions Development Fund, dollar for dollar up to $50,000, until June 30, 2017.
The intent of the Hutson-Wiley and Echevarria Foundation Challenge Grant is twofold. Its primary purpose is to support education and outreach programming at the museum. The private foundation’s $50,000 contribution is therefore restricted to funding educational initiatives.
The secondary purpose of the challenge grant is to inspire support for museum director Della Warrior’s vision for revitalizing the museum. To this end, the matching $50,000 generated through the challenge grant will be used to advance the broader purpose of the Exhibitions Development Fund in supporting exhibitions and exhibition-related needs. This includes funding for collections conservation, acquisitions, curatorial travel, gallery design and more.
“The extraordinary generosity of Jim Hutson-Wiley and Olga Echevarria is making a tremendous difference to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and to Della’s ability to revitalize the museum’s programming,” says Museum of New Mexico Foundation President/CEO Jamie Clements.
Warrior’s current funding priorities include collaborations with local arts and education institutions and the development of ongoing monthly programs, such as artist demonstrations, symposiums and films for adults, children and families. Exhibition funding will be invested in developing upcoming exhibitions and highlighting contemporary issues facing Native peoples today.
Gifts of $1,000 or more to the Exhibitions Development Fund are recognized at the museum, and donors are guests at exclusive museum events.
For more information, contact Laura Waller at 505.982.6366 ext. 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.