The Cleveland Museum of Art has announced a philanthropic challenge from the Eric and Jane Nord family.

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The Challenge, in the form of a $1 million grant, will see donations to the museum matched with $4 for each $1 contributed by other donors through the end of the year. The Challenge is an effort to encourage new and increased philanthropic support of the museum amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.


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“We are honored to support the critical work that the Cleveland Museum of Art does to create unique experiences with its remarkable collections, exhibitions and programs,” said honorary museum trustee Jane Nord. “We hope this challenge inspires and encourages our wonderful community to help the museum in recognition of the joy and learning the museum provides, especially in difficult times.”

Funds raised from the Eric and Jane Nord Family Challenge will be allocated to serving the community with innovative, engaging ways and living up to its mission of creating transformative experiences through art “for the benefit of all the people forever.”

“We are immensely grateful to the Eric and Jane Nord family for their unwavering commitment to the CMA,” said William M. Griswold, director and president of the Cleveland Museum of Art. “During this challenging time, we must create new ways to engage directly with our community. Support from the Eric and Jane Nord family will allow us to build connections and share the benefits of the museum.”

The CMA has adapted to the ongoing situation from COVID-19 by offering online lessons and virtual programs for learners of all ages. Not only do they have digital offerings, but the museum has adjusted accordingly to allow safe physical space for guests to enjoy works of art in person as well.

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