Arts, Culture & Humanities

Four Metro-Area Foundations Contribute $2.3M to Support PACE Arts Center
September 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm

A quartet of regional foundations have pledged $2.3 million toward the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center, an entertainment hub that will be located in downtown Council Bluffs and operated by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment. The Daugherty, Peter Kiewit and Mutual of Omaha Foundations of Omaha, along with the Southwest Iowa Foundation of Council…

Weyerhaeuser Mansion Sold to Nonprofit for Nearly $5.9M
September 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

The Weyerhaeuser mansion in Tacoma’s North End has been sold for nearly $5.9 million to a nonprofit that announced the Tacoma Waldorf School will occupy the education building on the grounds. Sale of the iconic estate at 4301 N. Stevens St. closed Monday with Trouve, a Lakewood-based nonprofit created last year, according to Pierce County…

Miranda July’s New Art Project Is an Interfaith Charity Store
August 31, 2017 at 12:24 pm

“I’ve been working on a secret art project for more than a year now,” Miranda July posted on Instagram Thursday morning. The writer, filmmaker and conceptual artist then announced the surprise venture: a pop-up, interfaith charity shop housed within Selfridges, London’s largest luxury department store. The American July was inspired by the U.K.’s plentiful charity shops,…

When Is It a Good Time to Invest in a Young Nonprofit?
August 4, 2017 at 11:10 am

Sustainability in the nonprofit sector is a deeper existential question than it appears on the surface. Nonprofits are so often defined by their willingness to provide goods and services that some people feel “should be” taken care of by the government but aren’t, or remedying the ills of capitalism that “should be” taken into account…

International African American Museum Receives $500K Donation From Michelin
August 2, 2017 at 10:36 am

When last we spoke with International African American Museum president Michael Moore earlier this month, he promised a few six- and seven-figure donations would soon be announced. And the man tasked with raising $25 million in private funding for the museum wasn’t lying. On Monday, the museum announced a $500,000 corporate investment from the Michelin…

NMAAHC's Direct Mail Focuses on Stories
July 14, 2017 at 8:21 am

A quartet of regional foundations have pledged $2.3 million toward the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center, an entertainment hub that will be located in downtown Council Bluffs and operated by Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment. The Daugherty, Peter Kiewit and Mutual of Omaha Foundations of Omaha, along with the Southwest Iowa Foundation of Council […]

Michael Bloomberg Gives $75M to Shed Arts Center
May 25, 2017 at 9:51 am

The ambitious new arts center known as the Shed, rising in Hudson Yards, has received $75 million from Michael R. Bloomberg, showing just how much the Far West Side continues to be shaped by a small group of influential billionaires. They include Stephen M. Ross, the chairman of Related Companies, and Barry Diller, the media…