The Amazeum of Northwest Arkansas’ capital fundraising campaign goal has received a boost with the announcement Wednesday of a $1.5 million gift from the Walmart Foundation.
The donation will be used to fund a traveling exhibit gallery, according to a news release.
The addition will allow the Amazeum to bring in new exhibitions throughout the year by creating a dedicated space inside the museum, which is nearing the start of construction near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
“We are thrilled to have the Walmart Foundation as a signature partner going forward,” said Sam Dean, executive director of the Amazeum.
The capital goal of $28.5 million must be met before groundbreaking, but officials have said the museum will open sometime in 2015.
Dean said the fundraising campaign... [ MORE ]