In March 2009, with the help of donors like you, UMMA completed a breathtaking renovation and expansion—the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing. The result was a giant leap forward. We now draw twice the number of visitors that we did before the renovation—more than 200,000 a year, including 30,000 for tours, classes, workshops, concerts, plays, lectures, and symposia. And they still come for free, every one of them.
We believe UMMA is now poised to become what we once only dreamed it might be—the catalyst of cultural understanding at the University; the cultural town square of our region; indeed, a university art museum for the world.
In short, we want to realize the full potential of our new strength. And that will depend on one key asset—increased endowment support for these specific priorities.