CONWAY, Ark. (May 14, 2020) — Hendrix College has received
a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Windgate Foundation in support of the
Windgate Museum of Art on campus.
The grant will significantly expand educational
programming and strengthen the permanent collection of the museum. Funds will
be dedicated to hiring an Education Curator to expand opportunities for
students of all ages at the museum; create an artist residency program to
animate the museum, as well as studio and art history classes; develop a
lecture series with scholars, critics, and artists of national repute; and
conserve, restore, and build a permanent collection.
The Windgate Museum of Art is the new art museum located on the campus of Hendrix
College. Scheduled to open in October 2020, the museum is an 8,000 square-foot,
environmentally controlled space that includes three exhibition galleries. With
a vision to be the premier teaching art museum in Arkansas, the WMA will
present outstanding art exhibitions, compelling educational programs, and
invigorating social activities for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to
“We are incredibly grateful to the Windgate Foundation for
their continuing support of Hendrix College,” said Hendrix College President W.
Ellis Arnold III. “The Windgate Museum of Art is a major addition to our campus
and will provide our students, faculty, and staff, as well as the entire Conway
community, a chance to experience the visual arts on a daily basis. This
additional support will amplify our plans and increase accessibility to the
museum for everyone.”
The Windgate Museum of Art has been made possible by
grants of more than $10 million from the Windgate Foundation and $1 million
from the Alice L. Walton Foundation.
For more information, contact Amanda Cheatham at
501-328-2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix
College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal
arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools
That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.