GM Foundation Donates $50,000 to Detroit Museum


DETROIT –— The GM Foundation is donating $50,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to make possible new art education programs for area middle and high school students.

The Foundation has a long-standing history of supporting community arts programs in the area and across the country. In the last three years, the Foundation has supported Detroit-based nonprofits and cultural institutions like MOCAD with grants totaling $23.2 million.

“Through its diverse community outreach and education programs, MOCAD is inspiring artistic minds and the next generation of innovators,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “It’s exciting to see all that the museum has accomplished in the past seven years and we look forward to helping the institution expand its education portfolio.”

Coordinated by a new youth program producer, the new classes will be designed by and for teens. Teens will receive an honorarium for their work.

“MOCAD’s new youth programs are designed to inspire and empower teens while providing an exciting introduction to creative careers,” said MOCAD Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder. “We thank the GM Foundation for this generous grant, and for making contemporary art and design more accessible to middle and high school students in Metro Detroit.”

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