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Plains Art Museum gears up for expansion thanks to a Fargo native’s $3 million donation

Fargo, North Dakota – The Plains Art Museum recently announced a significant financial boost, having received a donation of $3 million, a record amount for the institution. This generous contribution comes from Brian Hayer, a Fargo native and an esteemed member of the museum’s board.

Mr. Hayer’s educational background traces back to Fargo South High School, followed by further studies at Arizona State University. His donation holds the distinction of being the most substantial single gift ever bestowed upon the museum.

Mark Henze, the Interim Executive Director of Plains Art Museum, commented on the donation’s intended use: “This is a lead donation in a campaign that hasn’t really has not gone public yet. What it will actually do is attach the two buildings together. It will also allow us to expand our storage for the over four thousand pieces we have.”

Beyond these infrastructural enhancements, the funds will also facilitate improvements in walkways and enable the museum to introduce additional programs.

The Plains Art Museum, known as the largest art museum in the region, maintains a commitment to cultural accessibility and offers free admission to the public.

Hobert Worrell

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