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McNay Art Museum receives $1 million donation from G.A.C. Halff Foundation

August 25th, 2016 06:20:14 am

At the Tribute Celebration for William Chiego’s 25 years as leader of the McNay Art Museum, Marie Halff, emeritus museum trustee and trustee of the G.A.C. Halff Foundation, announced a $1 million donation to the McNay to establish an endowment for the acquisition of American art. Museum supporters gathered on June 6th to celebrate the vision, intellectual curiosity, and creativity that have defined Dr. Chiego’s influential 25-year tenure as director of the museum. With this gift, the Halff Foundation honors Dr. Chiego’s, indelible legacy and dedication which transformed the McNay into an institution recognized internationally by peers and the public. Dr. Chiego, the second director in the museum’s 62-year history retires September 9th. “The G.A.C. Halff Foundation has been a generous supporter of the McNay’s exhibition program for many years, and Marie and her late husband Hugh have

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