Grant Awarded to the Crocker Art Museum to Launch “Block by Block 2.0” Project
Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced that the Crocker Art Museum has been awarded a $227,909 Museums for America matching grant in support of its “Block by Block 2.0” project. Collaborating with local partners, the project will bring the Art Ark mobile museum, as well as pop-up art educational experiences and internships, to Promise Zone neighborhoods in Sacramento. “Everyone deserves access to the creative power of art,” said Congresswoman Doris Matsui. “This grant will serve an important role in our efforts to expand access to art at the community level in Sacramento. I look forward to seeing the creative discovery that is sparked through the Block by Block 2.0 project, and commend the Crocker Art Museum for its ongoing work to advance the arts in our region.” “Block by Block 2.0 is a project that redefines how museums can serve as community resources,” said Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, Director of Education at the Crocker Art Museum. “Through this community-based art engagement initiative, we are excited to be working with youth, a variety of local artists, and grassroots community organizations to help build civic pride. We are thankful that organizations like the Institute of Museum and Library Services exist to support projects such as these to support the transformation of communities.” The Museums for America grant was awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.