The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that philanthropist David Rubenstein is making a donation to the capital campaign for the museum, set to open in September. He is also loaning the museum two documents signed by President Abraham Lincoln: the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation.
One of the world's most important spaces for artists of African descent will be upgrading its facilities before the decade is over. The Studio Museum of Harlem has announced plans for renovation and expansion of its building on 125th street. Construction for the $122 million project is scheduled to begin in 2017.