Cleveland Museum of Art Announces $7.5 Million Gift from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

. September 5, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Cleveland Museum of Art announced a significant gift from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation in support of the museum’s renovation and expansion project, scheduled to be completed at the end of 2013. The gift was approved by the trustees of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation during its board meeting on Tuesday, August 21. In celebration of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation’s support, the museum’s iconic armor court will be known henceforth as the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Armor Court.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Armor Court holds a growing collection of approximately 400 pieces of chain mail, swords, daggers, halberds, helmets, and suits of armor. A visitor favorite since it opened in 1916, the gallery is dominated by a 16th-century Italian parade armor for horse and rider. Flemish tapestries from the 17th century adorn the high walls of the space, making the visitor feel transported to another place and time.

Established by Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel of Cleveland, Ohio, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation’s primary mission is to provide outstanding leadership for the nonprofit world. It supports leadership education programs in its own institutions and at selected universities and organizations worldwide. – www.clevelandart.org

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