Art Museum Gets $5 Million State Renovation Grant

Just $345 million to go.


Gov. Corbett’s wife, Susan, on Tuesday announced the state will give the Philadelphia Museum of Art $5 million for its planned renovation.

Philadelphia Business Journal reports:

The grant, announced by Susan Corbett on Thursday during a press conference, is one of the economic growth initiative grants awarded by the Corbett administration’s redevelopment assistance capital program. It will go toward the museum’s $350-million renovation, designed by architect Frank Gehry, which will add more than 169,000 square feet of space, including a redesign of the “Rocky” steps.

The grant will go toward addressing building system repairs and upgrades, energy efficiency improvements, fire and life safety system investments, and work required to keep the museum in compliance with safety codes.

Previously: Gehry’s Plans for Museum Would Reduce Number of “Rocky” Steps
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Previously: Here’s a Model of What Frank Gehry Wants to Do to the Art Museum Steps