The 86-year-old Canton Palace Theatre will undergo extensive restoration and renovation as part of its Capital Campaign, which began in October and will continue into 2014.
The renovations, which include $1.35 million in construction, will improve the safety and aesthetics of the theater, reduce operating costs and increase energy efficiency.
The Palace’s last major capital restoration/renovation project was completed in 1991. The new renovations will lead to brief shutdowns in 2013.
To donate, please contact Georgia Paxos at 330-454-8172, ext. 305. For information, go to http://www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art Tuesday announced a major gift from the George Gund Foundation and Gund family in support of the museum’s renovation and expansion.
A $5 million gift was approved by the trustees of the foundation during its Nov. 8 board meeting, and the family committed an additional $5 million. That brings the family and foundation’s total contribution to the project to $20 million. In honor of these gifts, the museum’s 1971 addition will be named the Gund Family Pavilion.
The pavilion houses education facilities, lecture halls, Gartner Auditorium and Gallery One, which blends art, interpretation and technology, opening on Jan. 21. The addition was designed by Marcel Breuer and features a facade of alternating light and dark gray granite stripes.
The redesigned museum features three new structures designed by Rafael Vinoly: new wings on the east and west sides of the complex that connect the 1971 addition with the original 1916 building, and a central atrium with a glass canopy.
For more information about the museum, call 888-262-0033 or go to www.ClevelandArt.org.
A new arts and crafts event, Artsy Mart, will be held at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, in collaboration with Akron’s Downtown ArtWalk. For more information call 330-376-8480 or go to http://www.akronareaarts.org.
Send art and architecture information to Dorothy Shinn at the Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.