Savannah art museum plans expansion

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The school expects to break ground on the 90,000-square-foot expansion by this fall. it will transform a shell of an old railroad depot into a new exhibit center that will house a
collection of African-American art valued at $10 million.

Walter Evans, a physician who donated the collection, said the
depot is in the heart of what once had been a thriving black
commercial district.

The college has launched a fundraising campaign for construction
and city leaders say they are excited about the project.

Alderman Jeff Felser says the potential for partnership between
the school and city is "endless."
Information from: Savannah Morning News,

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