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Media Advisory For September 18, 2014

Tweed Museum of Art News Conference
Thursday, September 18 at 10 a.m.
At the Tweed, 1201 Ordean Court

Chancellor Lendley (Lynn) C. Black will host a news conference on Thursday, September 18 at 10 a.m. to announce the receipt of a major gift that will launch the Tweed Museum of Art”s $4.2 million renovation efforts. The news conference will be held at the Tweed, 1201 Ordean Court.

Chancellor Black, Tweed Director Ken Bloom, and Alice O”Connor, granddaughter of Tweed founder Alice Tweed Tuohy, will be available to answer questions, along with Tweed Advisory Board members Dr. Robert Leff and Terry Roberts.

Funds are being raised to improve the building”s visibility and to create two new gallery spaces reflective of the Tweed”s programing.

“The museum tells the stories of who we were, who we are, and who we may become. It”s an irreplaceable keeper of the culture of the region and it deserves our support,” says Chancellor Black.

The Tweed Museum of Art holds a collection of more than 9,000 pieces. It was established in 1950 when Alice Tweed Tuohy donated her family”s home and art collection to the University.

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