Since completion of schematic design last fall, the Board, capital campaign committee and staff are hard at work on fundraising and exhibit planning. The campaign is focusing on leadership gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The public campaign is expected to begin next winter. Although a substantive amount of work remains, the campaign is right on track, receiving positive responses and pledges of support from key foundations and individuals.
We plan to resume the design process with the architects later this year, once the exhibit layout is completed this summer and major elements have been set in place. We do know the gray whale skeleton will be placed in a prominent location at the entryway to the new galleries. Exhibit design and fabrication will continue over the next two years. Also on the horizon for late this year: the start of planning for the art pieces that will be incorporated into the building design.
Thank you to the community for your continued and valued support of the Pratt Museum’s capital project.