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Kennesaw State Commits To Art Museum

Updated: 4 years ago.
Kennesaw State University has received a $2 million pledge to build an art museum. (photo-Edgar Treiguts)

Kennesaw State University has been given a $2 million pledge to build an art museum to house its permanent collection.

University officials say retired carpet industry executive Bernard A. Zuckerman made the pledge. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the offer requires the school to raise at least $1 million in the next 10 months.

The school now owns about 1,000 pieces. Zuckerman's late wife, Ruth, was a sculptor, and the museum will house a collection of about 100 of her pieces donated by her husband after her death in 1997.

The school also will display pieces by N.C. Wyeth, Marc Chagall, Norman Rockwell, Howard Finster and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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