Gift will be used for traveling exhibit gallery at the discovery center
A traveling exhibit gallery will be part of the Amazeum, a planned interactive family museum in Bentonville, thanks to a $1.5 million donation from the Walmart Foundation.
“We are overwhelmed by this donation and are thrilled to have the Walmart Foundation as a signature partner going forward,” said Sam Dean, executive director of the Amazeum. “We are very appreciative of this generous commitment, which gives us a big boost in our quest to reach our capital campaign goal of $28.5 million.”
The addition of a traveling exhibit gallery will allow the Amazeum to bring in new exhibitions throughout the year by creating a dedicated space inside the museum, which will be located near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
“The benefits that the Amazeum offers will improve the lives of children throughout Northwest Arkansas, and we are proud of this partnership,” said Scott Pope, Walmart Corporate Affairs. “We believe that projects like this will enhance the quality of life for thousands of our residents, and continue to make Northwest Arkansas a great place to live.”
“Our goal for the Amazeum is to make it a fun, positive and educational experience for everyone,” said Dean. “The ability to host traveling exhibits from around the country is a significant factor in shaping our museum, giving us the flexibility to keep things fresh and new for our community.”
The Amazeum’s Steering Committee continues to seek additional sponsors. For more information about the Amazeum and to learn about opportunities to support the museum, contact Molly Rawn at email@example.com or visit the website at amazeum.org for additional information.