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The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announced on Tuesday afternoon, Sept 2, that it has received a $646,685 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

The award places the 20-year-old nonprofit museum among a growing list of Western North Carolina art-and-craft institutions that have received funding from the Siloam Springs, Ark.-based organization. In the past year. the foundation has awarded over $5 million in capitol projects, funding and programming grants to Warren Wilson College, The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design and the Penland School of Craft, among others.

“The grant marks the next stage in our development,” says Dr. J. Richard Gruber, board chair for the museum.

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