Speed Art Museum receives $1 million donation - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Speed Art Museum receives $1 million donation

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB Fox 41) -- The Speed Art Museum is receiving a $1 million donation from Thorntons Inc.  The money will go toward expanding and renovating the museum.

Part of that expansion will include new programming and more space for education, public events, and more gallery space.

The donation is being made in honor of Mrs. Bonnie Thornton, who has served on the museum's Board of Directors and is still involved in the museum.  Her husband James founded Thorntons in 1971.

Thorntons Inc. Chief Executive Officer Matt Thornton said in a news release, "It is a great pleasure and an honor to donate this gift to The Speed Art Museum, one that will advance the arts through expanded educational programs and events for our community."

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