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Flint Institute of Arts plans $8.5M expansion, renovation

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FLINT, MI (AP) -

The Flint Institute of Arts is planning an $8.5 million museum expansion and art school renovation that includes a wing for contemporary crafts and space for artists to work.

A groundbreaking event takes place Thursday to launch construction.

The $5 million Contemporary Craft Wing will add more than 8,000 square feet of space to the east side of the museum's galleries. An interior courtyard at the art school will be converted into a $3.5 million, 3,960-square-foot studio and maker space where glass and ceramics artists can work.

The project is being paid for through a $17.5 million fundraising campaign that includes a $9 million endowment goal. The museum has raised $12.8 million of that total, which includes an $8.5 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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